ADB is helping Fiji rebuild damaged infrastructure and revive economic activity in rural areas that were badly affected by floods in January 2009. The project will cover the rehabilitation of roads, bridges, and other transport infrastructure; and agricultural drainage schemes and water supply systems. Reconstruction of damaged infrastructure will incorporate climate proofing.
|Project Name||Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural drainage - Rural water supply services
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The emergency assistance loan will rehabilitate public infrastructure that was damaged by torrential rains and flooding that occurred over the Fiji Islands in January 2009. The rehabilitation includes main and rural roads - it involves stabilization of landslides, resurfacing, reconstruction of culverts, and repairs and improvements to wet crossings. The Project will also rehabilitate agricultural drainage schemes and water supplies. Design and construction will incorporate climate proofing to the extent economically feasible. The Project will be implemented under a sector approach.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Equitable economic growth and improvement in social and health indicators depend on maintaining the rural economy. The damaged transport network is a constraint to the movement of people and goods, a disincentive to productive rural activity, and an impediment to the recovery and growth of tourism. Better transport infrastructure and services, which would restore access to domestic and international markets for agricultural products, are necessary to rehabilitate rural economies in the affected areas. Restoring rural accessibility will reduce poverty.|
|Impact||The impact will be reduced economic losses and social disruption from extreme weather in the future.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome will be the restoration of economic and social activities in affected areas to pre-disaster levels.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Project outputs have been successfully completed except for one ongoing bridge construction. The outcome is likely to be achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Project outputs are as follows:
1. Road infrastructure rehabilitated and climate proofed.
2. Agricultural drainage schemes rehabilitated and climate-proofed.
3. Water supply intake structures repaired and climate-proofed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Contract WSC 69/2011 for Rehabilitation of Kings Rd from Rakiraki to Tavua (12.5km). Works completed in August 2013.
Two re-gravelling conracts. (1) Contract WSC 150/2011: Regravelling of Koronivia/Lokia/Toga/Waila (14km) - 14km of work completed on 29July2013. (2) Contract WSC 149/2011: Regravelling of Nadarivatu / Monasavu (16km) - of the 16km, only 8.5 km was completed by the awarded contractor on 26Oct2013. Work stopped under this contract due to slow progress by the contractor and the remaining works was completed by Fiji Roads Authority's Maintenance contractor.
One contract WSC 152/2011: Lomaloma Land Slip Stabilization which commenced work in August 2013 and completed in October 2014.
Contract WSC 166/2011: Construction of Rakiraki Bridge. Works are expected to complete by 6 April 2015. Fiji Roads Authority is financing the remaining works due to the re-design.
Contracts financed under retroactive financing and there were no new contracts for agricultural drainage.
Four subprojects completed - 1) Construction of Laqere Pipe Bridge (Oct 2013), 2) Varaciva Dam Repair (Aug 2013), 3) Vatukoula Intake Strengthening (Oct 2013), 4) Sigatoka Bridge Pipeline (Jan 2014).--Two subprojects were rebidded with contract awarded on 1 July 2014 - 1) Matovo Intake Upgrading, 2) Laying of New Pipeline - works completed in Oct 2014.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||International and domestic consulting services will be required for (i) engineering design and preparation of bidding documents, (ii) construction supervision, and (iii) project management. The Project will fund 42.5 person-months of international consulting services and 40 person-months of national consulting services. Consultants will be engaged through a firm using the (i) the Consultant's Quality Selection method (design phase), Quality and Cost based Selection (supervision phase) and Individual Consultant (Environment and Social Specialist- both phases), in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||Procurement under the Project, including for ADB and Government finance packages, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time), with the flexible interpretation permitted for emergency assistance in accordance with ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (2004) to ensure maximum expediency in implementing the recovery program. Civil works will be procured using national competitive bidding procedures and shopping for works of low value.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kohlhase, Jude Ernest|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of National Planning
Mr. Pita Wise
Level 8, Ro Lalabalavu House, Victoria Parade, Suva, PO Box 2351, Government Buildings, Suva, Fiji.
|Concept Clearance||07 Jul 2009|
|Fact Finding||24 Mar 2009 to 14 Apr 2009|
|MRM||22 Sep 2009|
|Approval||27 Aug 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||12 Nov 2009|
|Last PDS Update||19 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Aug 2009||05 Nov 2009||25 Nov 2009||29 Feb 2012||28 Oct 2014||17 Jul 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||19.99||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||17.56||27 Aug 2009||16.82||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 Aug 2009||17.03||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2016|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January 2014-July 2015)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Nov 2015|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2013)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Jul 2014|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project||Procurement Plans||Oct 2013|
|Loan Agreement for Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project between Republic of the Fiji Islands and Asian Development Bank Dated 5 November 2009||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2009|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2009|
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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Environmental Safeguard Closure Report 2||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Jan 2016|
|Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project: Environmental Safeguard Closure Report 1||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Aug 2015|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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