The impact of the project will be the improved well-being of Fiji's urban population. The outcome of the project will be efficient, effective, and sustainable management of urban development in the GSA.
|Project Name||Urban Development Planning and Institutional Capacity Building|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The impact of the project will be the improved well-being of Fiji's urban population. The outcome of the project will be efficient, effective, and sustainable management of urban development in the GSA.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is consistent with the aims of the government's Urban Policy Action Plan and ADB's Pacific Approach, 2010 2014, which identifies urban development, water, and sanitation as operational priorities. The TA is also in line with the Urban Operational Plan, 2012 2020, which promotes livable cities that are green, competitive, and socially inclusive; and the Water Operational Plan, 2011 2020, which promotes more efficient water use across users, and expanded wastewater management and reuse including sanitation.|
|Impact||Efficient, sustainable, and inclusive urban development|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened national urban development policies and plans|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The existing Urban Growth Management Action Plan (UGMAP) dates from 2004. It still forms the main spatial guidance for development in the Greater Suva Area (GSA). It is expected that the update of the UGMAP will provide the framework and detailed policies/projects for future urban development in the GSA. The review of the UGMAP has involved all key stakeholders and a further opportunity to comment on Part 1 of the review was completed in June 2015. The strategic directions for growth up to 2033 have been produced in October 2015 after a workshop with key stakeholders took place on 11 September. It is expected that the model used for the review of the UGMAP will be replicated in other urban areas by the DTCP in future. There has also been close interaction between WAF and the DTCP on coordination of spatial strategies for the future.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. UGMAP for the GSA is updated by the DTCP
2. Suva- Nausori Water Supply and Sewerage Master Plan is reviewed and high-priority investments are assessed by WAF
3. Urban management board for the GSA is established by the MLGUDHE
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. At end March 2015 the TA and the DTCP produced Part 1 of the UGMAP review which covers Existing & Projected Situation including Alternative Strategies for the GSA. Part 2: Preferred Strategic Directions for Growth up to 2033, was produced in September 2015 following key stakeholder engagements.
2. The WAF Master Plan for Water and Wastewater has been reviewed and detailed projects identified in the plan are being detailed under a PDA approved by ADB on December 2015 for loan preparation. The draft report for the proposed project was submitted in April 2015.
3. The establishment of the Urban Management Board (UMB) under the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment (MLGHE) is to be discussed. As a result of a concept paper prepared by the TA, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has proposed the broad scope and organization of the UMB. The TA will support the PDA and continue discussions and present an option paper to the MLGHE and MOF for their consideration.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
International expertise (28.5 person-months) will be obtained in the areas of urban planning, urban management, water supply and wastewater infrastructure planning and engineering, social development, gender and poverty analysis, natural hazard and climate risk assessment, economic analysis, and environmental safeguards and resettlement. National consultants (33 person-months) will have expertise in urban planning, water supply and wastewater engineering, community participation and social development, geographic information systems, and computer-aided design. In addition, 4 person-months of international consulting inputs of may be engaged to address TA needs identified during implementation. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB (2013, as amended from time to time).
A national urban planner will be recruited on an individual basis. All the other consultants will be selected and engaged through a firm based on a simplified technical proposal under the quality- and cost-based selection process, using a 90:10 weighting.
|Procurement||The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). Equipment, such as computers, printers, and associated consumables, will be procured using the shopping method, in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kohlhase, Jude Ernest|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of Economy
Level 5x Ro Lalabalavu House
370 Victoria Parade
|Concept Clearance||06 Sep 2013|
|Fact Finding||18 Sep 2013 to 27 Sep 2013|
|Approval||04 Dec 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2013||30 Sep 2015||31 Dec 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,296,000.00||350,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,646,000.00||04 Dec 2013||1,572,643.87|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Urban Development Planning and Institutional Capacity Building: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2017|
|Urban Development Planning and Institutional Capacity Building||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2013|
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