46495-003: Building Resilience to Climate Change in Papua New Guinea (additional financing) | Asian Development Bank

Papua New Guinea: Building Resilience to Climate Change in Papua New Guinea (additional financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46495-003 Status: Approved

The project will respond to climate change challenges and further support the (i) piloting and demonstration of approaches for integration of climate risk and resilience into infrastructure development; and (ii) support the strengthening of capacities at the provincial level to integrate climate resilience into development planning to improve operational efficiency for long term financial sustainability of the Alotau wharf.

Project Details

Project Officer
Roop, James A. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Papua New Guinea
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Building Resilience to Climate Change in Papua New Guinea (additional financing)
Project Number 46495-003
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0598-PNG: Building Resilience to Climate Change in Papua New Guinea (additional financing)
Government of Australia US$ 2.98 million
Grant 0600-PNG: Building Resilience to Climate Change in Papua New Guinea (additional financing)
Strategic Climate Fund - PPCR US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will respond to climate change challenges and further support the (i) piloting and demonstration of approaches for integration of climate risk and resilience into infrastructure development; and (ii) support the strengthening of capacities at the provincial level to integrate climate resilience into development planning to improve operational efficiency for long term financial sustainability of the Alotau wharf.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Milne Bay Province, located in the eastern part of the PNG mainland, is one of the 14 provinces in PNG with poor maritime access and high vulnerability to climate change impacts, and urgently needing transformational change towards climate resilient development. The population of about 0.35 million including from outer islands are fully dependent on the provincial wharf which is the only point of access to markets and essential services in the capital district of Alotau. However, the existing aging Alotau provincial wharf is highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, especially sea level rise and storm surges. The provincial government confirms that the wharf is in urgent need of rehabilitation and climate proofing, and it will directly benefit the poor in the province. In PNG, including the Milne Bay Province, climate change is already beginning to put people's livelihoods at risk. Recent studies have found that climate change could result in losses of up to 15.2% of PNG's gross domestic product by 2100 (under a business-as-usual scenario) . The most vulnerable to climate change are the coastal communities in PNG including Milne Bay Province. Disasters due to extreme weather and climate events can be worsened by climate change and pose significant risks to the population, environment and economy. Climate change is therefore a critical challenge with serious implications for the range of development concerns in PNG.
Impact

Current project

The project impact is increased resilience to the impacts of climate variability and climate change.

Overall project

Unchanged.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Current project

Improved capacities of communities (in vulnerable atolls and islands), government agencies, and civil society to plan and respond to the impacts of climate change.

Overall project

Unchanged.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Current

project

Climate change and vulnerability assessments carried out and adaptation plans developed for target communities.

Current project

Sustainable fishery ecosystems and food security investments piloted in nine vulnerable island and atoll communities.

Current project

Enabling framework for climate resilient infrastructure established and communications network extended.

Overall project

Unchanged.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Alotau
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental examination has been prepared which includes an environmental management plan (EMP) which will be updated as required to reflect detailed design and additional baseline survey information to be obtained during the detailed design process. The updated EMP will be incorporated into the bid and contract documentation.
Involuntary Resettlement A due diligence has been prepared confirming that civil works will be within the existing underwater lease by the government and will not require any physical and economic displacement. There are no expected grievances related to involuntary resettlement and land acquisition under the project, however, a grievance redress mechanism will still be established to address any other potential social and environmental issues.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous peoples considered distinct and vulnerable.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation A Stakeholder Communication Strategy (SCP) was prepared to ensure the engagement of the key stakeholder groups throughout the project preparation, implementation, and operations and maintenance stages. The plan sets out what information will be communicated per project stage, the means of communication, who will provide the information, the target audience, and the frequency of the activity.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An international expert will be engaged to provide project management, supervision and capacity building to the Project Implementation Unit.
Procurement

The civil works package to demolish and construct a new wharf will be procured using open competitive bidding.

The survey components will be procured using shopping method.

Responsible ADB Officer Roop, James A.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Office of Climate Change and Development
Avara Annex Building, Brampton Street Down Town
Port Moresby P.O Box 4017
Boroko, National Capital District
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Apr 2017 to 13 Apr 2017
MRM -
Approval 03 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

Grant 0598-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2018 19 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.98 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.98 03 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0600-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2018 19 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.64 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.64 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.00 03 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management Support, Capacity Building and Construction Supervision Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Sep 2018 04 Oct 2018

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.