Fiji: Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 43110-013 Status: Closed

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 Details

Project Officer
Kohlhase, Jude Ernest Pacific Department Request for information
  • Fiji
  • Loan
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
  • Transport
Project Name Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project
Project Number 43110-013
Country Fiji
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2541-FIJ: Emergency Flood Recovery (Sector) Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 17.56 million
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.

Project Outcome

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.
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location Countrywide

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kohlhase, Jude Ernest
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of National Planning
Mr. Pita Wise
[email protected]
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

Loan 2541-FIJ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 2.43 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Aug 2009 17.03 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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