|Project Name||Integrated Urban Development Sector Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||All civil works on various roads, footpaths and drains were completed in December 2013. From the completed works, it has been reported that travel time has reduced during peak hours which effectively means reduction in operating costs; there has been a reduction in traffic accidents; Safe pedestrian walkways have been provided around the Nukualofa area. From the completed drainage work, it has already been noted that pooling of water after heavy rains have reduced and duration of pooling reduced at critical spots. Full impact of the project and the outcomes achievement will be assessed as part of the EA's PCR that will now be compiled and submitted to ADB by the EA.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Special drain cleaning equipment procured. Drainage rehabilitation and drain cover replacement works completed in 2011.
Construction of monitoring wells completed in 2010. Regular water testing continues.
|Geographical Location||Kingdom of Tonga|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
The Project is classified as environmental category B. An initial environmental examination (IEE) has been
prepared in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines
(2003), and a summary IEE is attached as Appendix 11. The Government's environmental requirements,
as set out in the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (2003), have also been taken into account.
Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken while preparing the IEE to ensure their concerns will be
adequately addressed and incorporated in the project design
The seven core subprojects are located within Nuku'alofa urban area, where the environment has been
substantially modified. Most of the subprojects are maintenance and rehabilitation by nature. They are all
small, involve minor civil works, and none of them will be located or pass through any protected areas
or ecologically sensitive environment. The road upgrades that consist of resurfacing, widening, and
providing sidewalks will be within the existing rights-of-way, and the drainage components consist of
improvements to the existing drainage system in the CBA. Constructing a new drainage channel leading to a
settlement area has been dropped. Mitigation measures have been formulated to minimize environmental impacts to
insignificant levels. The groundwater quality monitoring will involve installing wells around the project area.
It will produce data necessary for improving conservation of the lagoon and foreshore environment. Limited
land acquisition will be involved, but no resettlement will be required.
Of the seven core subprojects, only the Sopu Drainage Channel subproject will involve involuntary
resettlement. ( This subproject was dropped as actual land acquisition came to more than what was envisaged at project design) Widening of the Taufa'ahau Road will be contained within the existing right-of-way. The
Taufa'ahau Road right-of-way is not being encroached upon for commercial or any other purpose. A summary land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) is included in Appendix 10, and the short LARP is in Supplementary Appendix F of the RRP. A LARP will be prepared for candidate subprojects that require land acquisition or have resettlement impacts following the guidelines set out in the land acquisition and resettlement framework (refer to Supplementary Appendix G).
|Indigenous Peoples||The great majority of the population in Tonga is Tongan, with a common culture and language.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||A highly participatory approach was employed to prepare the Project, and consultations with stakeholders were conducted throughout Tonga. The social assessment component was based on (i) 16 workshops that included altogether more than 300 participants on community needs assessment and involved particular interest groups, women, youth, and community leaders, as well as church leaders in 'Eua, Ha'apai, Tongatapu, and Vava'u; and (ii) a socioeconomic survey of 431 randomly selected households in Nuku'alofa. A report on the results of the consultations is given in Supplementary Appendix A|
|During Project Implementation||In designing each sub project component the PIU engages in consultation with the relevant stakeholders so that problems do not arise when the subprojects gets to the implementation stage. Quartely project reports are produced and distributed to the stakeholders as well after the Project Steering committes approval.|
|Consulting Services||An international consulting firm (57 person-months of international and 151 person-months of national consulting services) will be engaged as project implementation assistance (PIA) consultants to assist the PMU in overall project management and implementation. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by the Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (February 2007, as amended from time to time) using the Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method.|
|Procurement||All civil works will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures (ICB). Procurement of specialized equipment for road and drainage maintenance will be done using shopping procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Narayan, Vijay|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of Infrastructure
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Aug 2007|
|Last PDS Update||02 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 May 2008||11 Jul 2008||18 Aug 2008||30 Jun 2013||31 Dec 2013||03 Feb 2015|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||14.22||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||11.30||27 May 2008||11.26||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 May 2008||11.26||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Integrated Urban Development Sector Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Sep 2015|
|Grant Agreement for Integrated Urban Development Sector Project between The Kingdom of Tonga and Asian Development Bank dated 11 July 2008||Grant Agreement||Jul 2008|
|Integrated Urban Development Sector Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||May 2008|
|Proposed Asian Development Fund Grant||Procurement Plans||May 2008|
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|
|Integrated Urban Development Sector Project: Short Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Taufa'ahau and Alaivahammana'o Roundabout Widening||Resettlement Plans||Jul 2013|
|Integrated Urban Development Sector Project||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Sep 2007|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Tonga: Integrated Urban Development Sector Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Nov 2016|
None currently available.
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