Nauru: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project (formerly Port Development Project)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48480-003

Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project (formerly Port Development Project) will improve port operations in Nauru by building a wharf, breakwater, and a berth pocket at Aiwo, reconstructing port buildings and the container storage area, and strengthening the institutional capacity of Port Authority of Nauru.

Project Details

Project Name Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project (formerly Port Development Project)
Project Number 48480-003
Country Nauru
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6005-NAU: Port Development Project - Project Design Advance
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Grant 0564-NAU: Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity in Nauru (formerly Port Development Project)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 21.30 million
Grant 0565-NAU: Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity in Nauru (formerly Port Development Project)
Government of Australia US$ 14.08 million
Grant 0566-NAU: Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity in Nauru (formerly Port Development Project)
Green Climate Fund US$ 26.91 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project (formerly Port Development Project) will improve port operations in Nauru by building a wharf, breakwater, and a berth pocket at Aiwo, reconstructing port buildings and the container storage area, and strengthening the institutional capacity of Port Authority of Nauru.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will require (i) project design advance, (ii) project preparatory technical assistance, and (iii) capacity building and institutional strengthening of PAN to be provided under a transaction technical assistance.
Impact Sustainability and quality of life of all Nauruans improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency, reliability, and climate-resilience of Aiwo port improved.
Progress Toward Outcome The civil works contract was awarded in December 2018 and the commencement date of the contract was on 31 January 2019. The Construction Supervision consultants contract was also awarded in December 2018 and commenced services on 7 December 2018. Construction of the port infrastructure is ongoing and due to delays before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the completion date has been delayed, and is now expected by May 2022. An independent technical auditor (ITA, consulting firm), a deputy project manager (DPM, individual consultant), a fisheries expert (individual consultant) and Competency training contract have been recruited under the project. The ITA consultants are randomly audit the construction works and check that the work complies to contract specifications, FIDIC conditions of contract, and international best practices in construction supervision and project management. The DPM is expected to assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) within the Nauru Maritime and Port Authority (NMPA, formerly Port Authority of Nauru) with overall project implementation. The fisheries expert reviewed the fisheries sector as part of the reform program for the NMPA. The competency training is also scheduled to be delivered in Q4 2021 for NMPA staff. Ten individual consultants have been engaged since July 2018 under the ongoing TA to undertake comprehensive reforms for NMPA. The Government of Japan is also providing port equipment as parallel financing which will be delivered once the port infrastructure construction is completed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government and the contractor have agreed for a mutual suspension of the construction works. The temporary suspension agreement was signed and was effective on 28 August 2020. The temporary suspension was lifted on 17 April 2021 following agreement by the government and the contractor to mobilize additional skilled personnel from People's Republic of Chine (PRC) through a charter flight on 6 April 2021. The contractor's personnel observed strict COVID-19 guidelines while travelling from PRC and in Nauru. The contractor is currently aiming for an operational port by December 2021 and completion of all works by mid-2022. The project's safeguards category for involuntary resettlement was reclassified from category C to category A on 3 June 2021, following the government's plan for permanent relocation of 231 residents of the adjacent residential units to the port construction area. The government prepared a resettlement plan complying with ADB safeguard policies and the plan was approved and disclosed on the ADB website. NMPA is currently relocating residents to temporary accommodation until the permanent houses will be built.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Climate-proofed port infrastructure constructed.

Sustainable operations and maintenance achieved.

Efficient port operations established.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The engagement of concessionaire will be done 1 year after completion of the new port. Port reform activities is ongoing. The Maritime Security Bill 2019 and Ports and Navigation Bill 2019 were both approved and passed by the Parliament in December 2019. The Parliament has approved to transform NMPA (formerly PAN) as a state-owned enterprise in August 2019. IT software and equipment for NMPA have been procured and are being used in NMPA. NMPA gender strategy is being developed and NMPA has engaged several female staff for the port authority and the PMU. NMPA has engaged counterpart staff in the PMU. Construction of the port infrastructure is ongoing. More women participation is encouraged in project activities. The government has completed the 3-year contribution to the O&M funds.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The location of the site and the proposed activities at the existing port will create site-specific, but nevertheless potential adverse environmental impacts and therefore mitigation measures will need to be designed and implemented. The feasibility study and project preparatory have been carried out through parallel project design advance (PDA) and technical assistance project, and the PDA activities include UXO assessment and geotechnical investigations. These created some environmental impacts and an IEE was prepared covering the pre-construction stage activities. An IEE covering the construction and operation activities have been prepared under the technical assistance project.
Involuntary Resettlement The existing port is located on land leased through long term arrangements to the government, the project will not require land acquisition or change in title. A cadastral survey has been undertaken as part of the PDA to confirm land ownership of affected plots, boundaries of plots, and nature of existing and extension (if required) to the leases.The lease agreements have been extended for indefinite period until the use of port for public purposes.
Indigenous Peoples The purpose of the project is to replace and upgrade the existing port infrastructure and improve capacity of the Port Authority of Nauru to manage the port operations and maintain the upgraded infrastructure. This will directly result in improved operational systems for international shipping access and services to Nauru whilst increasing efficiency of the port, health and safety to all workers and users and assist in the sustainable development of the country.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Government of Nauru and NMPA staff is engaged in all aspects of the project through investigation, design and implementation stages. The community consultations have been undertaken during project preparatory stage and is being continued during construction stage. 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 Maritime and Port Authority (NMPA), NMPA workers, all importers and exporters, potential passengers, domestic market retailers, general public and development partners. The key stakeholders from the Government and NMPA form the project steering committee. The steering committee oversees project preparation and implementation. The business community and general public take part in consultative process. Ongoing review of the environment and other safeguards issues will be undertaken as part of the project due diligence. The civil society organizations (CSOs) have been consulted and involved during project preparatory stage in carrying out social surveys and will continue during construction stage for conducting workshops and training programs for preventing spread of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS from the international workers. Ongoing consultations with CSOs will be undertaken during the project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The recruitment of supervision consultants has been completed and the contract was signed on 6 December 2018.
Procurement The procurement of civil works contract has been completed and the contract was signed on 7 December 2018.
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
Department of Finance
[email protected]
Yaren District, Republic of Nauru,
Central Pacific
Department of Finance
Yaren District, Republic of Nauru,
Central Pacific
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 22 Oct 2017 to 25 Oct 2017
MRM 16 Nov 2017
Approval 25 Jan 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Aug 2021

Grant 0564-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jan 2018 13 Aug 2018 06 Sep 2018 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 38.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.30 20 Sep 2021 21.10 0.00 99%
Counterpart 17.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Sep 2021 9.35 0.00 44%

Grant 0565-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jan 2018 13 Aug 2018 06 Sep 2018 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.08 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 20 Sep 2021 0.00 11.63 83%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 14.08 20 Sep 2021 0.00 4.56 32%

Grant 0566-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Jan 2018 13 Aug 2018 06 Sep 2018 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.91 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 20 Sep 2021 0.00 26.91 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 26.91 20 Sep 2021 0.00 12.66 47%

Grant 6005-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2015 22 Dec 2015 22 Dec 2015 31 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2023 05 Jul 2021
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.15 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 20 Sep 2021 3.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.15 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Sep 2021 3.00 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2019-June 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2020
Port Development Project – Project Design Advance: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2020
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2020
Amendment to Grant Agreement for Grant 0564-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project Grant Agreement May 2019
Amendment to Grant Agreement for Grant 0565-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project Grant Agreement May 2019
Amendment to Grant Agreement for Grant 0566-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project Grant Agreement May 2019
Project Agreement for Grants 0564/0565/0566-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project in Nauru Project/Program Agreements Aug 2018
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - GCF) for Grant 0566-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project in Nauru Grant Agreement Aug 2018
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - Australia) for Grant 0565-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project in Nauru Grant Agreement Aug 2018
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0564-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project in Nauru Grant Agreement Aug 2018
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2018
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2017
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Dec 2017
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval) Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2017
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

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
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Vibration Attenuation Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Sep 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Addendum to the Relocation Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Night Work Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Aug 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Jun 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Aiwo Bridge Strengthening Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Updated Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Apr 2021
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Environmental Management Plan Environmental Management Plans Nov 2020
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Northern Yard Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2020
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
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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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Assistant Port Construction Engineer/Works Superintendent Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021
Competency Training Delivery Firm - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2020 05 Feb 2020
Fisheries Sector Evaluation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2019 12 Apr 2019
Deputy Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2019 08 Apr 2019
Independent Technical Verifier Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2018
Grant No. 48480-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project [1] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Jun 2018 13 Sep 2018
NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project Advance Notice Active 05 Jun 2018
Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2018 09 Mar 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
RE-DEVELOPMENT OF AIWO PORT Grant 0565 07 Dec 2018 CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD NO. 9 CHUNXIU ROAD DONGZHIMENWAI BEIJING 100027 CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Finance 9326636.81
RE-DEVELOPMENT OF AIWO PORT Grant 0566 07 Dec 2018 CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD NO. 9 CHUNXIU ROAD DONGZHIMENWAI BEIJING 100027 CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Finance 21475088.27
SUPERVISION CONSULTANTS Grant 0564 07 Dec 2018 CARDNO EMERGING MARKETS (AUS) PTY LTD LEVEL 4 501 SWANSTON STREET MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance CONSULTANCY 1805082.16
RE-DEVELOPMENT OF AIWO PORT Grant 0564 07 Dec 2018 CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY LTD NO. 9 CHUNXIU ROAD DONGZHIMENWAI BEIJING 100027 CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Finance 15803390.70

Procurement Plan