Solomon Islands: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 40263-022 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Solomon Islands improve shipping services to spur rural development. The project will construct about 12 rural wharves and some jetties. It will establish a franchise shipping scheme to serve remote communities and a new Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration to improve regulation and oversight.

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Project Name Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project
Project Number 40263-022
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0127-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 14.00 million
EC-Domestic Maritime Support(Sector)Proj US$ 1.60 million
TA 7178-SOL: Establishment of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
EC-Estbmnt of SOL Island Maritime Author US$ 600,000.00
Grant 0292-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
Government of Australia US$ 4.30 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
Government of New Zealand US$ 2.50 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector)
Government of New Zealand US$ 2.50 million
Grant 0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project - Additional Financing
Government of New Zealand US$ 285,196.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The impact of the project will be increased efficiency, safety, and reliability in the transport sector, contributing to economic growth with improved distribution of benefits.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Economic disadvantage in remote rural areas is reduced.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Interisland shipping services are frequent, reliable, and safe.
Progress Toward Outcome

Output 1:

Voyage Services have been established for eight remote routes: FR1 -Temotu Outer Islands (Temotu Province); FR2 -Ontong-Java (outlying region of Malaita Province); FR3-Sikaiana (outlying region of Malaita Province); FR4-Shortland Islands (Western Province); FR5- Rennell and Bellona Province, FR6 Makira/Weather Coast, FR7 -Weather Coast (Guadalcanal Province), and FR8-Ulawa of Makira Ulawa Province.

Of the eight routes, five routes are economically viable. The three routes not economically viable are FR2 Ontong Java, FR3 Sikaiana outlying Islands of Malaita Province, and FR5- Rennell and Bellona Province.

Currently, FR1, FR2, FR6, FR8 are operational; FR5 and FR7 were awarded and expected to operate soon; FR3 and FR4 are in tendering process.

From the reports, the recorded inward tonnage of copra per year did not meet the performance target of 4,000 ton of copra per year. The total recorded inward tonnage of copra between 2010 and Jan-2017 was 3,246. One issue highlighted in the report that may contibute to this result is lack of wharves in the target areas. Loading of copra bags is difficult during high rough seas.

On the number of passengers per year, the years that met the performance targets of at least 12,000 per year was FY2012 (12,992), FY2013 (20,164) and FY2014 (13,268). In 2016, only 4,737 travelled on the FSS routes.

In terms of reliability, there are delays in terms of loading and unloading due to limited wharves and jetties at the Honiara port and lack of these infrastructure in the target areas.

Output 2: 13 wharves and 3 landing ramps were constructed and/or rehabilitated under the project.

The project's overall progress is estimated at 99.6% complete with only the FSS component still ongoing.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Franchise shipping scheme established and operational

Rural wharves constructed or rehabilitated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Under output 1, Currently, out of eight route franchises, four route franchises were successfully tendered and operating, and four are not operating. Of the current route franchises not operating, two were successfully tendered and are expected to operate soon, and the other two route franchises are still tendered.

Previous reports stated that seven route franchises were established by 2010. Only one route franchise was successfully tendered and operated by 2010. While, four route franchises were successfully tendered but started operation in 2011, and one was successfully tendered but did not deliver, and the other was not successfully tendered and not operating. By 2013, eight routes franchises were established. Seven route franchises successfully tendered and operated by 2013. The other route franchise was successfully tendered by 2013, but did not deliver the service.

Under output 2, 5 wharves in Nu'usi, Siota (and a landing ramp), Mbunikalo (and a landing ramp), Katurasele, and Manikaraku were completed during the Phase 1.

Additional 8 wharves were constructed at Ringgi, Western Province; Keru, Western Province; Ngasini, Western Province; Tatamba, Isabel Province; Susubona, Isabel Province; Lambulambu, Western Province; Vuranggo, Choiseul Province; Lengana, Western Province; and a landing ramp at Uhu, Malaita Province were constructed or rehabilitated under Phase 2.

In total, 13 wharves and 3 landing ramps/jetties were constructed and/or rehabilitated under the project.

Geographical Location Nationwide

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects All subprojects have been screened for IEE and approved. Environmental safeguards for all wharf sites were assessed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). All wharves were considered to be environment category B, as the likely impacts to be site-specific, few if any were irreversible, and in most cases mitigation measures were designed and implemented. This categorization has been confirmed by the Environment and Safeguards Division of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department.
Involuntary Resettlement All wharves have been categorized category C for involuntary resettlement. Alle subprojects required the use of land owned either by community organizations or community groups especially for access to site and construction of wharves itself. The community organizations and community groups were supportive of the development works and have signed a memorandum of understandings (MOUs) to voluntarily provide the land for wharf reconstruction works. The MOUs, validated by a third party have been included in the land due diligence reports (DDR).
Indigenous Peoples The whraf subprojects do not have any impact on indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During feasibility study in 2008 to 2010, about 20 wharf sites have been screened for necessary due diligence including technical, economical, enviromental, gender and poverty. Susbstantial community consultations were undertaken at these sites. The subprojects that were identified for implementation were selected after lengthy stakeholder consultations including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Infrastructurer Development, donor agencies, National Transport Fund, and more importantly community groups. The project steering committee approved the selected subprojects for implementation.
During Project Implementation Community consultations were carried out before commencement of construction works at every wharf site. Gender, HIV and AIDS awareness workshops were also undertaken by the contractor nominated service providers along with the construction works. The project steering committee covenued regularly to advise issues with respect to community and construction issues. ADB fielded review missions twice a year joined by cofinanciers including European Union, Australia and New Zealand. The government officials including Ministry of Finance and Tresury, Ministry of Infrastructure Development also participated at these review missions.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement services will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tozaka, Dalcy Lagoni
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Mr. Mike Qaqara
[email protected]
P. O. Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 Aug 2008
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2008 to 22 Aug 2008
MRM 03 Sep 2008
Approval 25 Nov 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2017

Grant 0127-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2008 20 Jan 2009 10 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.75 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 14.00 25 Nov 2008 13.97 NaN 100%
Counterpart 2.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.60 25 Nov 2008 14.30 NaN 102%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Unsatisfactory - -

Grant 0292-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2012 02 Nov 2012 28 Feb 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2016 20 Jul 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 3.77 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.30 23 May 2012 0.00 3.77 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Partly satisfactory - -

Grant 0293-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2012 02 Nov 2012 28 Feb 2013 31 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2016 20 Jul 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.29 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 23 May 2012 0.00 5.03 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.29 23 May 2012 0.00 5.03 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Partly satisfactory - -

TA 7178-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2008 23 Jan 2009 23 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2011 31 Aug 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 600,000.00 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,925,000.00 25 Nov 2008 1,441,321.71
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Unsatisfactory - -
Title Document Type Document Date
Amendment to Grant Agreements for Grants 0127/0292/0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Procurement Plans Jan 2016
Amendment to Grant Agreements for Grants 0127/0292/0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Grant Agreement Nov 2015
Amendment to Grant Agreements for Grants 0127/0292/0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Grant Agreement Jul 2015
Amendment to Grant Agreements for Grants 0127/0292/0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Grant Agreement Dec 2014
Amendments to Grant Agreements for Grants 0127/0292/0293-SOL: Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Grant Agreement Jun 2014
Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Procurement Plans Aug 2013
Establishment of the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration TA Completion Reports Nov 2012
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project between Solomon Islands and Asian Development Bank (0292-SOL) Grant Agreement Nov 2012
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project between Solomon Islands and Asian Development Bank (0293-SOL) Grant Agreement Nov 2012
Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Grant Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Apr 2012
Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2009
Domestic Maritime Support (Sector) Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2008
Grant Agreement for Domestic Maritime Support [Sector] Project between Solomon Islands and Asian Development Bank dated 20 January 2009 Grant Agreement Nov 2008
Domestic Maritime Support Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Sep 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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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