Maldives: Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 36111-012

The Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project (the Project) is proposed to increase inter-island connectivity and improve access to jobs, health, education and commercial services in the Northern region of Maldives. The project will develop a passenger harbor in Kulhudhuffushi Island. A piggybacked CDTA will be included to enhance institutional capacity of the harbor operator in harbor operation, maintenance and financial management, and to train the local communities in income-generating livelihood opportunities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Heriawan, Andri
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Maldives
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project
Project Number 36111-012
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8829-MLD: Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project (the Project) is proposed to increase inter-island connectivity and improve access to jobs, health, education and commercial services in the Northern region of Maldives. The project will develop a passenger harbor in Kulhudhuffushi Island. A piggybacked CDTA will be included to enhance institutional capacity of the harbor operator in harbor operation, maintenance and financial management, and to train the local communities in income-generating livelihood opportunities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Maldives consists of 1,190 islands, stretches over 900 kilometers (km) north south in the Indian Ocean with a population of 300,000 in 2006. There are only 200 inhabited islands, 142 of which are by less than 1000 people. One-third of the country''s population live in the capital island of Male, in the Central region, where the country's economic and development activities are concentrated. Lack of connectivity is a major constraint to the country''s sustainable and inclusive development in remote atolls, particularly in the Northern region. The Household Income and Expenditure Survey in 2009/2010 shows there are around 54,700 inhabitants in the Northern region (18%) that fall below the poverty line. This figure is notably higher than the approximate 34,800 inhabitants in the Southern Region (12%). Imbalance in accessibility to opportunities, enterprise, markets, and services in the Northern region is one of the constraints faced by the Government of Maldives (the Government) in achieving broad based economic growth, which is one of the major development goals under the 7th National Development Plan.
Impact tbd
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome tbd
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs tbd
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Active CSOs are present in the project area during PPTA and have been consulted.
During Project Implementation Government of Maldives agencies, vessel owners and operators, passengers, residents, tourists, NGOs, business and community groups. Relevant groups have been consulted.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services tasks have been completed.
Responsible ADB Officer Heriawan, Andri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
of Maldives
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2017

TA 8829-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2014 29 Jan 2015 29 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2016 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 07 Sep 2021 564,897.65

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8829 19 Aug 2015 PADECO Co. Ltd. (Japan) in association with Riyan Private Limited (Maldives) Shin-Onarimon Bldg., 6-17-19 Shinbashi Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan Ministry of Finance and Treasury 570152

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