Solomon Islands: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program

Sovereign Project | 46499-002 Status: Active
Project Name Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
Project Number 46499-002
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3392-SOL: Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 21.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Updated Annual Work plan for 2017 was approved by the National Transport Board in March 2017, and procurement is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)


Recruitment of procurement officers, and two safeguards officers is ongoing.



2016 target was not achieved. The Annual Work Plan for 2017 targets a rate of $100 million.







2016-SI$40 million

A revised NTP together with a Medium Term Transport Action Plan was approved in December 2016.

Will be undertaken in 2018.


Ongoing, and will be undertaken in 2017.

Annual audit for 2016 is ongoing.

Will be undertaken in 2017.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The physical works component of the program will include wharf/road/airfields maintenance and rehabilitation works.

Environmental impacts are expected to be minimal and manageable provided the environmental management plans are properly implemented. This will be the fifth transport infrastructure to be implemented and the capacity of the project management unit in dealing with safeguards matters is improving.

Involuntary Resettlement It is not expected to involve significant resettlement impacts, as most subprojects will be existing infrastructures and the rehabilitation works will be undertaken within the existing right of way or on land owned by the government.
Indigenous Peoples Melanesians and Polynesians, who comprise vast majority of the country's population, are native people of Solomon Islands. The program is not expected to have adverse impact on or target any particular group. While separate indigenous peoples planning documents (IPPF/IPP) are not needed for the program, it will be ensured that all program components or subprojects will be implemented in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner to meet the needs of various people in the subproject area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project preparatory TA will conduct consultations with potential stakeholders and beneficiaries, while encouraging participations of vulnerable groups, in remote rural and urban areas, through workshops on the social and poverty assessment and the environmental assessment to gauge the effectiveness of the program to improve their quality of life.
During Project Implementation A participation strategy, including identification of key issues affecting program implementation related to infrastructure design and implementation arrangements, community engagement, and effective achievement of poverty reduction objectives, will be developed. Based on the preparation strategy outlining recommendations prior to construction work, good relations will be established with contracted construction workers. The engagement of facilitators (either by the program implementation consultants or construction contractor) will be recommended to assist in drawing up community agreements, negotiate terms of employment (if any) and sale of aggregate (if appropriate); raise awareness of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS and environmental protection; and reduce the potential for conflict between communities and construction teams.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Salgado, Nissanka Amila Buddika
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2017

Loan 3392-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2016 01 Jul 2016 20 Jul 2016 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.00 27 May 2016 3.90 0.00 19%
Counterpart 34.45 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 May 2016 6.16 0.00 29%

TA 9119-SOL

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 May 2016 23 Jun 2016 23 Jun 2016 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27 May 2016 282,049.37

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Recruitment of Resident Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017
Recruitment of Baseline Survey Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017
Recruitment of Technical Audit Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jun 2017 05 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.