|Progress Toward Outcome
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.
|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.