48480-001: Port Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Nauru: Port Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48480-001 Status: Active

The proposed Port Development Project (the project) will improve port operations in Nauru by constructing a quay wall and access causeway at Aiwo, reconstructing port buildings, container storage and strengthening institutional capacity of the Nauru Ports Authority (NPA).

Project Details

Project Officer
Indrawansa, P.P.G.P.P. Pacific Department Request for information
  • Nauru
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transport
Project Name Port Development Project
Project Number 48480-001
Country Nauru
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9009-NAU: Port Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 9009-NAU: Port Development Project
Government of Australia US$ 2.61 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed Port Development Project (the project) will improve port operations in Nauru by constructing a quay wall and access causeway at Aiwo, reconstructing port buildings, container storage and strengthening institutional capacity of the Nauru Ports Authority (NPA).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The government and Nauru Port Authority staff will be engaged in all aspects of the project through investigation, design and implementation stages. The community consultations will be undertaken during project preparatory stage and during construction. The community will have the opportunity in serving at the project during construction stage and providing services such as food, accommodation, transportation for the construction staff.
During Project Implementation

The government (Ministry of Finance), Nauru Ports Authority, workers of the Nauru Ports Authority, all importers and exporters, potential passengers, domestic market retailers, general public and development partners. The key stakeholders from the government and Nauru Ports Authority will form the project steering committee and will oversee the preparation of the project. The business community and general public will take part in consultative process. Environment and other safeguards issues will be undertaken as part of the project due diligence.

The civil society organizations will be consulted and involved during TA stage in carrying out social surveys and during construction stage for conducting workshops and training programs for preventing spread of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS from the international workers.

Institutional reform activities of the NPA will be undertaken in the TA following the additional cofinancing received from the Government of Australia. The additional cofinancing is expected to be approved in Sep 2017.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

PPTA Consultants carried out due diligence on technical, financial, economical, environment, land acquisition/ resettlement and indigenous people, governance, climate change, poverty and gender issues of the proposed project.

Recruitment of consultants to undertake the port reforms program for the Port Authority of Nauru is ongoing.

An international consulting firm was recruited under the PPTA using the quality and cost based selection procedure, with a simplified technical proposal and a 90:10 proportion of quality to cost.

Responsible ADB Officer Indrawansa, P.P.G.P.P.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Government Building
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 03 Dec 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

TA 9009-NAU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2015 05 Feb 2016 05 Feb 2016 31 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2023 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 2,611,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,511,000.00 03 Dec 2015 792,404.65

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Port Development Project: Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2017
Port Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Institutional Reform Specialist/Chief Executive Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2017 15 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9009 22 Jun 2016 CARDNO Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Australia) in association with Pacific Rim Innovation and Management Exponents, Inc. (Philippines) Level 11, North Tower, 515 St. Pauls Terra Bag 4006, Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Queensland 4006 Australia Ministry of Finance 892108

Procurement Plan

None currently available.