The Asian Development Bank is working with Republic of the Maldives to expand Kulhudhuffushi Harbor, a project expected to benefit the 8,000 people living on Kulhudhuffushi Island as well as 30,000 people living on nearby islands. The project will construct a dedicated passenger and cargo harbor that can cater to larger cargo vessels and accommodate a long-distance passenger service from the central and southern regions.
|Project Name||Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project will construct a passenger and cargo harbor in Kulhudhuffushi Island, as an expansion to the existing multi-purpose harbor. For the investment in the harbor infrastructure to be effective and sustainable, a TA will be provided and attached to the project to enhance the institutional capacity of the operator in harbor operation, maintenance, safety and financial management. The TA is also designed to help promote income-generating livelihood opportunities for local communities in the region.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Maldives consists of 1,190 coral islands, formed by twenty natural atolls, scattered over 90,000 square kilometers of territory in the Indian Ocean making it one of the world's most dispersed country in the world. The country's total population is around 402,000 in 2014. Ninety-six percent of the population is distributed across 188 administrative islands, 123 of which are occupied by less than 1,000 people. These unique geographic and demographic characteristics pose major development challenges in the country in terms of infrastructure development as well as provision of basic social services and access to equitable economic opportunities.|
|Impact||Access to services enhanced by 2020|
|Description of Outcome||Inter-island connectivity in the northern region improved.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Civil works for harbor construction commenced in Q4 2018.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Harbor passenger and cargo capacity in Kulhudhuffushi increased.
Institutional capacity in harbor operation, maintenance, safety and financial management strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Project Management Consultant is providing support for the harbor construction package. Feasibility study on harbor charging scheme was completed. Training on harbor operation, maintenance, safety and financial management was delivered.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is category B for environment. Under the PPTA, the consultants have prepared an initial environmental examination, including an environmental management plan, for the project components.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is categorized as "C" per ADB Safeguard Policy Statement. Due diligence confirmed that there will be no IR impact. Project output will be limited to area that is currently uninhabited. The land is reclaimed land (2010) and is government owned and has been zoned for harbor expansion. There are no non-title holders on the land and there are no structures.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is categorized as "C" per ADB Safeguard Policy Statement. Due diligence confirmed that there will be no impact on IPs. Project output will be limited to areas that are currently uninhabited.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Government of Maldives agencies, vessel owners and operators, passengers, residents, tourists, NGOs, business and community groups. Relevant groups will be meaningfully consulted. Workshops, community mobilization, and consultation conducted for discussion on the potential needs of the community, social-related issues such as gender, HIV/AIDs, human trafficking, child labor, environment and social safeguard issues. Active CSOs are present in the project area. During the detailed design stage, the consultant will consult with relevant communities.|
|During Project Implementation||Social safeguards monitoring will be carried out. Grievance redressal mechanism will be in place during project implementation.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A Project Management Consultant (PMC), with a total estimated person-months of 46 (11.5 international, 34.5 national), is required to facilitate the preparation of detailed design, project management and implementation. The PMC was engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality- cost ratio of 90:10.|
|Procurement||All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). MHI and ADB have discussed the procurement packages and procedures, and understood that international competitive bidding procedures will be used for civil works contract estimated to cost $2 million or more. Shopping will be used for contracts for procurement of equipment worth less than $100,000.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Leung, Wilson|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
|Concept Clearance||15 Dec 2014|
|Fact Finding||06 Mar 2016 to 13 Mar 2016|
|MRM||18 May 2016|
|Approval||16 Aug 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||02 Jul 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Aug 2016||05 Oct 2016||14 Feb 2017||30 Jun 2020||31 Dec 2020||-|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||10.44||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||9.69||16 Aug 2016||8.59||0.00||89%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||16 Aug 2016||6.95||0.00||72%|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Aug 2016||26 Sep 2016||26 Sep 2016||30 Jun 2018||31 Dec 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||16 Aug 2016||456,845.29|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sustaining Harbor Operation and Maintenance in Maldives||Papers and Briefs||Dec 2018|
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ADB to Fund Expansion of Maldives’ Kulhudhuffushi HarborADB has approved a grant of $9.6 million to the Republic of the Maldives to expand Kulhudhuffushi Harbor, a project expected to benefit the 8,000 people living on Kulhudhuffushi Island as well as 30,000 people living on nearby islands.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Project Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Oct 2019||13 Nov 2019|
|Grant No. 0489-MLD: Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project [H-01] REBIDDING||Invitation for Bids||Closed||15 Aug 2018||20 Sep 2018|
|Grant No. 0489-MLD: Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project [H-01]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||13 Apr 2018||27 May 2018|
|MLD: Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project||Advance Notice||Archived||02 Mar 2016|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CONTRACT FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT WAPCOS LTD. (IND) IN ASSOC WITH SANDCAYS (MLD)||Grant 0489||27 May 2019||WAPCOS LTD (IND) IN ASSOC SANDCAYS (MLD)||INSTITUTIONAL AREA SECTOR-18 GURGAON - 122015 (HARYANA) INDIA||Ministry of Finance||CONSULTANCY||673,867.80||—|
|KULHUDHUFFUSHI HARBOR CONSTRUCTION||Grant 0489||12 Dec 2018||MALDIVES TRANSPORT AND CONTRACTING COMPANYPLC||MTCC TOWER 7TH FLOOR BODUTHAKURUFAANU MAGU MALDIVES||Ministry of Finance||7,593,167.73||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9155||04 Aug 2017||PADECO CO. LTD.(JAPAN)||SHIN-ONARIMON BLDG., 6-17-19 SHINBASHI MINATO-KU, TOKYO 105-0004 JAPAN||Ministry of Finance and Treasury||460,230.00||—|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Kulhudhuffushi Harbor Expansion Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Mar 2018|