The objective of the PPTA is to design and prepare the tidal basin phase I project to support the Government_s overarching development strategy of export-driven economic growth, rural development, and poverty reduction. The outcome will be the increased port capacity and efficiency at Lae port.
|Project Name||Lae Port Development Project-Tidal Basin Phase I|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the PPTA is to design and prepare the tidal basin phase I project to support the Government_s overarching development strategy of export-driven economic growth, rural development, and poverty reduction. The outcome will be the increased port capacity and efficiency at Lae port.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's Pacific Strategy (2005-2009) and CSPU for PNG (2005-2006) emphasized on supporting a conducive environment for the private sector. High transportation cost in PNG has widely been recognized as a factor impeding the private sector development. Improved port facilities and capacity expansion will provide improved access to domestic and international markets for the agricultural and mineral products of the hinterland, promoting rural agricultural activities and industrial production. Lae is PNG_s commercial 'capital'. It is a major outlet for the Highlands where almost half of the population lives. Increased capacity and services in Lae port , in conjunction with the improved Highlands_ highways which ADB is supporting, will drive the development of the Highlands. The programming discussions in 2005 between the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified the development of the Lae port as a potential project for ADB financing, and a project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) was included in ADB_s Country Strategy and Program Update 2005-2006.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will require a total of 35 person-months of international and domestic consulting services to carry out the scope of study. The areas of expertise required include port planning, port engineering design, transport economics and socieconomics, financial assessment and analysis, environmental impact assessment, and resettlement planning. The TA will be carried out by an international consulting firm in association with a domestic firm or a team of local individual consultants. The firm will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, using the simplified technical proposal procedures based on quality-based selection (QBS) method.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Cai, Li|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Operations Division|
PNG Harbours Limited
Stanley Esplanade St.
P.O. Box 671
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2006|
|Fact Finding||21 Feb 2006 to 25 Feb 2006|
|Approval||08 Jun 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Jun 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 May 2006||19 Jun 2006||19 Jun 2006||31 Jan 2008||31 Oct 2008||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,060,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,060,000.00||30 May 2006||1,050,201.15|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Lae Port Development Project-Tidal Basin Phase I||Technical Assistance Reports||May 2006|
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