The Asian Development Bank is working with the Maldives to improve the main commercial harbor, the gateway for the country's imports and exports. The project is building a 101-meter concrete wharf for vessels to unload directly to shore, installing cargo-handling equipment and port service craft.
|Project Name||Domestic Maritime Transport Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The Project will assist in ensuring sustained equitable and regionally balanced economic growth through infrastructure improvements to Male North Harbor supported by institutional and capacity building initiatives in the domestic maritime transport sector. The expanded capacity of Male North Harbor will reduce transport cost; facilitate inter-island trade; and provide enhanced access to market opportunities for outer atoll population.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Male North Harbor is the main hub for inter-island transport. As in other small island economies, the Maldives has a narrow economic base and relies heavily on imports. 40% of total imports are redistributed to outer islands for domestic consumption; 90% of this domestic interchange occurs via Male North Harbor. In addition, Male North Harbor receives 90% of cargo and passengers from outer atolls who visit the capital for access to advanced educational and health services. Congestion in Male North Harbor currently results in extended delays for cargo and passenger vessels. Improvements to the existing facilities are the highest ranked infrastructure investment proposal in the Government's draft Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). The construction of an additional quay area of 290 m will aide congestion for quay space and on the feeder road. Together with the Institutional Development and Capacity Building component which includes support to (i) introduction of harbor usage charges; and (ii) harbor management initiatives, the investment will increase the sustainability and operational efficiency of Male North Harbor and through distribution of benefits to the outer atoll population, support core Government objectives.
The current maritime transport infrastructure facilities and services provide only limited access to economic opportunities and social services for the population of outer islands. An integrated, efficient transport network that systematically links Male, regional centers and outer islands will be key to ensuring the equitable distribution of socioeconomic growth. ADB Country Partnership Strategy for Maldives (2007-2011) approved in September 2007.
|Impact||Sustained equitable and regionally balanced economic growth within the Maldives|
|Description of Outcome||
(i) Improved services of Male North Harbor
(ii) Alignment of MTC's organizational structure with its mandate
|Progress Toward Outcome||The official opening of the Male North Harbor under the management of Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) is estimated to be around May 2011.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
(i) Capacity of Male North Harbor enhanced
(ii) Institutional Capacity of MTC and MCPI upgraded
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Contractor completed construction works by 31 December 2010.
Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) will be contracted for the operation and management of the Male North Harbor.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Project will require 50.5 international person-month and 33 national person-months of consulting services. The consultants will be engaged by the Government using ADB's Quality and Cost-Based Selection method, based on bio-data technical proposals for the Infrastructure Investment Consulting component and simplified technical proposals for the Institutional Development and Capacity Building component. All consulting selection will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2006, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Goods, works and related servicees to be financed out of the proposed loan will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2006, as amended from time to time). All contracts will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Chiang, Alexandra Pamela|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Mr. Hamdhee Ageel
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
|Concept Clearance||29 Aug 2005|
|Fact Finding||19 Nov 2006 to 30 Nov 2006|
|MRM||12 Jan 2007|
|Approval||24 Apr 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||01 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||18 Apr 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Apr 2007||29 Aug 2007||23 Oct 2007||31 Dec 2009||31 Dec 2010||16 Mar 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||6.65||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||5.33||24 Apr 2007||5.03||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||24 Apr 2007||5.06||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Domestic Maritime Transport Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Oct 2013|
|Loan for Domestic Maritime Transport Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Jan 2008|
|Loan Agreement for the Domestic Maritime Transport Project between The Republic of Maldives and Asian Development Bank dated 29 August 2007||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Aug 2007|
|Domestic Maritime Transport Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Mar 2007|
|Proposed Loan Domestic Maritime Transport Project||Procurement Plans||Feb 2007|
|Domestic Maritime Transport Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jan 2007|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Domestic Maritime Transport Project: Environmental Survey Report (July-December 2010)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Apr 2011|
|Domestic Maritime Transport Project: Environmental Survey Report (January-June 2010)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Dec 2010|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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