Nauru: Port Development Project
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).
Haider, Syed Hussain
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|Project Name||Port Development Project|
|Country / Economy||Nauru
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|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|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The Government of Nauru and Nauru Maritime and Port Authority (NMPA, formerly Port Authority of Nauru) staff were engaged in all aspects of the project through investigation, design and implementation stages. Community consultations were undertaken during the preparatory project stage and construction. The community will have the opportunity to serve at the project implementation stage during the construction stage and provide services such as food, accommodation, and transportation for the construction staff.|
|During Project Implementation||
The project stakeholders are the government (Ministry of Finance), NMPA, all importers and exporters, potential passengers, domestic market retailers, the general public, and development partners. The key stakeholders from the government and NMPA form the Project Steering Committee, which oversees the project preparation and implementation. The business community and general public will participate in the ongoing consultative process. Ongoing review of environment and other safeguards issues are undertaken as part of the project due diligence.
The civil society organizations were consulted and involved during the TA stage in carrying out social surveys and during the construction stage for conducting workshops and training programs for preventing the spread of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, from international workers.
Additional cofinancing of $2,611,000 (A$3,300,000) from the Government of Australia was approved On 23 November 2017, to be administered by ADB to support NMPA's institutional strengthening and capacity building. On 24 August 2020 and 23 November 2021, ADB approved additional financings of $750,000 each to further finance reforms and capacity-building activities for NMPA, increasing the TA amount to $5,011,000.
The government approved the NMPA's new organizational structure, business processes, O&M plan, and tariff reforms. These new processes and procedures have been established within the NMPA. The improved systems and procedures align with international best practices and comply with the international maritime and port conventions and regulations that the government has signed.
In December 2019, the government ratified the Maritime Security Act 2019, the Port and Navigation Act 2019, and Maritime Security Act Regulations. These acts and regulations supported the establishment of NMPA as a self-managed state-owned enterprise, effective 1 February 2020. Before 1 February 2020, NMPA operated as a government department funded by the government's consolidated fund. The consultants work closely with the NMPA staff to build capacity and implement reforms. The reforms under the TA include outsourcing the port operations (stevedoring) to an international private sector operator within one year of the new port facilities becoming operational.
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.
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.
Several Individual consultants have been engaged since July 2018 under the TA to undertake comprehensive reforms for NMPA.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Haider, Syed Hussain|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia|
Department of Finance
|Approval||03 Dec 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||05 Dec 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Dec 2015||05 Feb 2016||05 Feb 2016||31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2024||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,400,000.00||2,611,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,011,000.00||19 Jan 2023||3,680,518.05|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|TA 9009-NAU Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity Project (formerly Port Development Project): Final Report (Feasibility Report)||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2017|
|Port Development Project: Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategy||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Apr 2017|
|Port Development Project: Gender Action Plan||Gender Action Plans||Apr 2017|
|Port Development Project: Poverty, Social and Gender Assessment||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Apr 2017|
|Port Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2015|
|Project Design Advance Grant Agreement for Grant 6005-NAU: Port Development Project||Grant Agreement||Dec 2015|
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: Updated Safeguards Due Diligence Report||Safeguards Due Diligence Reports||Apr 2020|
|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
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Chief Executive Officer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 May 2022||18 May 2022|
|Harbourmaster Adviser||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Aug 2021||23 Aug 2021|
|Heavy Equipment and Automotive Electrician||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Jul 2021||26 Jul 2021|
|Evaluation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Jul 2021||11 Jul 2021|
|Human Resource Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Jul 2021||09 Jul 2021|
|Management Information System (MIS) Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2021||13 Jul 2021|
|Project Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021|
|Port Operations (Stevedoring/Terminal) Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Sep 2020||08 Oct 2020|
|Port Operations (Stevedoring/Terminal) Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Mar 2020||24 Mar 2020|
|Port Workshop Manager/Terminal Equipment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Sep 2019||03 Oct 2019|
|Maritime Specialist (MS)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Financial Management Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Human Resource Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Management Information System (MIS) Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Maritime Legal Specialist (MLS)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Port Operations Specialist/Manager||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Apr 2018||08 May 2018|
|Institutional Reform Specialist/Chief Executive Officer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2017||15 Dec 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||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||892,108.00||—|
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