The project scope is expected to include components for (i) priority maintenance of network facilities including roads, wharves, and airstrips; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of network facilities where justified to support improved connectivity, economic growth, and social cohesiveness; (iii) improvement of small-scale community access facilities such as footpaths, footbridges, and rural feeder roads; and (iv) institutional strengthening and capacity development of MID and other government agencies to implement long-term sector development plans. The components above will support improvements to land, sea, and air transport services in the country.
|Project Name||Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Air transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project scope is expected to include components for (i) priority maintenance of network facilities including roads, wharves, and airstrips; (ii) rehabilitation and upgrade of network facilities where justified to support improved connectivity, economic growth, and social cohesiveness; (iii) improvement of small-scale community access facilities such as footpaths, footbridges, and rural feeder roads; and (iv) institutional strengthening and capacity development of MID and other government agencies to implement long-term sector development plans. The components above will support improvements to land, sea, and air transport services in the country.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The poor condition of the transport network constitutes a major constraint to the movement of people and goods, and consequently to the access to income opportunities and social services. The project preparatory technical assistance (TA) will directly support the ADB Solomon Islands Country Operations Business Plan, which is seeking to achieve equitable private sector-led economic growth, by improving transport infrastructure and services and strengthening the enabling business environment.|
|Impact||The impact of the proposed technical assistance (TA) is improved sustainable accessibility via improved land, sea, and air transport throughout Solomon Islands.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome of the proposed TA will be an agreement between the Government, ADB, and other development partners on the project's scope, objectives, implementation arrangements, and financing structure.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||The output will be a final report suitable for project preparation. The TA will (i) conduct a scoping study to determine the optimal mix of physical activities and institutional reforms required to implement the NTP; (ii) prepare technical assessments of proposed civil works; (iii) develop a medium-term (i.e., 3-5 years) phased framework design for a sector-based approach; and (iv) analyze capacity development and institutional reform needs to support project implementation and transition toward an eventual sector-wide approach.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Through existing TA, a number of workshops have been held in late 2008 and early 2009 with the Government, communities, contractors, and development partners to prepare this proposed TA. The TA and an ensuing project are included in ADB's country partnership strategy.|
|During Project Implementation||
TA team and ADB consulted with the Government and development partners to develop a design of an ensuing project through meetings, workshops, and a fact-finding mission.
TA team visited two expected subproject sites to identify potential social and environmental impacts and develop mitigation measures through community consultation. The measures will be applied to subproject implementation under the ensuing project.
|Consulting Services||About 22 person-months of international consulting services will be selected and recruited by ADB. Then the contract consultants will be linked with the EA, while reporting to ADB. A team of international consultants will be engaged through a firm using the quality-and cost-based selection method with 80:20 weighting for quality and cost respectively, following submission of simplified technical proposals. ADB will engage consulting services for TA in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time)|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mizusawa, Daisuke|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD|
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
P. O. Box 26, Honiara, Solomon Islands
|Concept Clearance||18 May 2009|
|Fact Finding||23 Jun 2009 to 03 Jul 2009|
|Approval||21 Aug 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Apr 2009|
|Last PDS Update||11 Mar 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Aug 2009||13 Oct 2009||13 Oct 2009||30 Jun 2010||15 Dec 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||250,000.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||850,000.00||21 Aug 2009||584,774.39|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Transport Sector Development Project||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2010|
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