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Samoa: Enhancing Safety, Security, and Sustainability of Apia Port Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47358-002 Status: Approved

The project delivers 4 key outputs:

1. Climate and disaster resilience. As the existing breakwater is inadequate to withstand the impact of future climate change (sea level rise) and the 100-year storm, the project will reconstruct and strengthen the breakwater, to enhance its resilience serve as a lifeline port i.e to operate in the aftermath of disasters to receive vessels carrying aid and emergency supplies.

Project Details

Project Officer
Alexandra Pamela Chiang Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Samoa
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Enhancing Safety, Security, and Sustainability of Apia Port Project
Project Number 47358-002
Country Samoa
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0654-SAM: Enhancing Safety, Security, and Sustainability of Apia Port Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 62.26 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The project delivers 4 key outputs:

1. Climate and disaster resilience. As the existing breakwater is inadequate to withstand the impact of future climate change (sea level rise) and the 100-year storm, the project will reconstruct and strengthen the breakwater, to enhance its resilience serve as a lifeline port i.e to operate in the aftermath of disasters to receive vessels carrying aid and emergency supplies.

2.Safety and capacity. Although the port requires about 1.9 hectares of gross container terminal area to meet projected demand by 2035, the current area is only 1.4 hectares due to inefficient flow of container handling due to damaged areas within the terminal area, and sub-optimal location of utilities. The project will repair damaged areas on wharf deck, upgrade lighting, provide appropriate pavement, provide additional reefer capacity, and reconfigure container terminal layout for efficiency. The government has also requested ADB''s support to urgently replace one tugboats, which has expired its operational life.

3. Border Security and Trade Facilitation. To enhance border security and facilitate trade, the government intends to upgrade and implement a modern risk-based intelligent customs management system. The project will provide a new container x-ray scanner and new customs examination facility.

4. Gender sensitive green port initiatives. To address the lack of coordinated effort to tackle environmental issues, the proposed pilot of green port initiatives would develop procedures for monitoring compliance and environmental performance. These would be embedded in Samoa Ports Authority's institutional structure.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Improve safety, security and competitiveness of trade and maritime services

Environmentally sustainable, energy efficient, and socially responsible transport sector

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability of Apia International Port improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Safety and capacity of port infrastructure enhanced.

Resilience and preparedness of port operations to climate change and natural hazard enhanced.

Border security and trade facilitation capacity enhanced.

Gender sensitive green port initiatives piloted.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Apia Harbour Beacon (historical)
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 All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Alexandra Pamela Chiang
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jan 2017
Fact Finding 08 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019
MRM 12 Jul 2019
Approval 09 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Sep 2019

Grant 0654-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2019 - 31 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 75.03 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 62.26 09 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 12.77 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Sep 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Piloting Green Port Initiative Firm - Consulting Active 17 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found