Vanuatu: Interisland Shipping Support Project

Sovereign Project | 42392-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Vanuatu upgrade its port facilities and expand shipping services to remote islands. The project will finance a new interisland shipping terminal in the capital, Port Vila, with improved berthing facilities, along with new and upgraded jetties on five outer islands. It will also establish a safe and reliable shipping support scheme to develop services to non-commercial destinations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Indrawansa, P.P.G.P.P. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Vanuatu
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Interisland Shipping Support Project
Project Number 42392-013
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2820-VAN: Interisland Shipping Support Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 10.82 million
Loan 3249-VAN: Interisland Shipping Support Project (additional financing)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 18.48 million
TA 7938-VAN: Interisland Shipping Support Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The project is estimated as 45% complete. The major civil works contract for the construction and major repairs to seven wharves in the amount of about $18 million is ongoing.

The government has agreed to utilize surplus budget for constructing additional wharves. Uncommitted funds will be used to conduct feasibility study for necessary due diligence, detailed designs, procurement, and construction supervision for the proposed additional wharves.

Five shipping routes are operational.

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

MSR Bill was passed by the Parliament in December 2016

Funds to be included in 2017 budget.

Changed to "Construction is complete for Port Vila and 4 other rural wharf sites by 2017."

Contract awarded July 2015 to Hawkins Infrastructure Ltd NZ and civil works commenced in late October 2015.

Changed to "Repairs are complete at two rural wharf sites by 2017."

Have been included in the detailed engineering designs mostly for the rural wharves.

This has been replaced by shipping administrator scheme where the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities have established its own shipping services unit to administer the scheme.

Government plans to use provincial government officials. Vessel operators will also appoint its shipping coordinators. SSU has 67% of administrators as women.

Shipping Administrator and Shipping Support Unit are undertaking the tasks.

Shipping services to Tafea, Torres, Santo and Banks routes are in place.

Shipping scheme and CW activities are ongoing.

40% of national staff in PIU are women.

Geographical Location Vanuatu

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples were all assessed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Civil works as proposed will not result in any significant adverse environmental impact, and all potential environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated and monitored. An initial environmental examination (IEE) incorporating an environmental management and monitoring plan has been prepared for each of the sites. The Government's assessment procedure is compatible with the environmental impact assessment requirements of ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is not expected to require involuntary resettlement or involuntary land acquisition, as nearly all works will be undertaken at the same locations as existing facilities, or for new works in sites where the minimal land required has been documented to be owned by the Government. It is possible that minor voluntary land acquisition may be required at one or two sites. If land acquisition is required, the Government will inform ADB and prepare a resettlement plan according to relevant laws and regulations. A Resettlement Framework has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is not expected to have a negative impact on indigenous peoples that would trigger ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Stakeholders in project implementation include MFEM; MIPU and its departments of maritime affairs, ports and harbors, and public works; other government departments concerned with rural development; transport services users, including passengers and freight shippers; the private sector; the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT); ADB; and other development partners.

The MFEM established Vanuatu Project Management Unit (VPMU) as a dedicated unit for managing significant projects, responsible for day-to-day project implementation. The government formed a project steering committee to oversee and monitor project implementation, including policy guidance and coordination, technical design and tendering, progress reports, and audited accounts.

A partner harmonization framework will guide coordination between ADB and NZMFAT.

During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services An estimated 330 person-months (104 international, 226 national) of consulting services are required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, (ii) undertake the shipping services scheme and (iii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency. Consulting firms will be engaged using the QCBS method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement

For civil works, one contract will be procured by international competitive bidding procedures (ICB). With respect to the shipping services scheme, shipping routes will be procured under 5 contract packages by NCB procedures.

ICB procedures will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost $9.0 million (ADB financing only) but the total estimate is $21.0 million including financing from other donors and Government. The goods contracts valued at $400,000 or higher.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Indrawansa, P.P.G.P.P.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Oct 2010
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2017

Grant 0273-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Nov 2011 31 Aug 2012 06 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 30 Nov 2011 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Nov 2011 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0427-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Feb 2015 13 Apr 2015 13 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Loan 2820-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Nov 2011 31 Aug 2012 06 Sep 2012 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.22 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.82 30 Nov 2011 0.00 8.27 89%
Counterpart 3.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Nov 2011 0.00 6.88 74%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Loan 3249-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Feb 2015 20 Mar 2015 14 May 2015 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 18.48 27 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.67 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Feb 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

TA 7938-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Nov 2011 02 Mar 2012 02 Mar 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 498,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 998,000.00 30 Nov 2011 1,036,827.86

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Contract Administrator Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Team Leader/Contract Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Environment/Social and Poverty Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Maritime Operations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Project Accountant/Office Support Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Site Inspector/Field Superintendent (2) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Resident Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017
Feasibility Study, Designs, Procurement and Construction Supervision Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Apr 2017 30 Apr 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found