Nauru: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 48480-004

The new port will provide the sheltered shoreside berthing facilities and year-round maritime transport operations that Nauru has lacked, and greater protection against the future effects of climate change. Average berthing stays will be reduced from about 21 days to 3 days for container ships, and from 4 days to 1 day for fuel tankers. The improved climate-resilient port facilities will attract higher numbers of international fishing vessels, which will increase Nauru's revenues from transshipment operations. More shipping lines will be willing to include Nauru on their routes once it has a safer and more reliable port. This will open new opportunities for the country to expand its exports, diversify its economy, and compete with other regional transshipment hubs.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Indrawansa, P.P.G.P.P.
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nauru
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 48480-004
Country / Economy Nauru
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0833-NAU: Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Connectivity Project - Additional Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
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 The new port will provide the sheltered shoreside berthing facilities and year-round maritime transport operations that Nauru has lacked, and greater protection against the future effects of climate change. Average berthing stays will be reduced from about 21 days to 3 days for container ships, and from 4 days to 1 day for fuel tankers. The improved climate-resilient port facilities will attract higher numbers of international fishing vessels, which will increase Nauru's revenues from transshipment operations. More shipping lines will be willing to include Nauru on their routes once it has a safer and more reliable port. This will open new opportunities for the country to expand its exports, diversify its economy, and compete with other regional transshipment hubs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The ongoing project comprising a $21.3 million grant from Special Funds resources of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and ADB-administered grants of $26.91 million from the Green Climate Fund and the equivalent of $14.08 million from the Government of Australia, was approved by ADB on 25 January 2018. The ongoing project has three outputs: (i) construction of new climate-resilient port infrastructure, including a wharf, a berth pocket, and a breakwater; and reconstruction of port buildings, a container storage area, and port security facilities;

(ii) setting up a revolving maintenance fund to be used exclusively to fund the maintenance of the assets that the project will provide; and (iii) support for the government and the Nauru Maritime and Port Authority (NMPA) in carrying out port reforms financed through ongoing ADB technical assistance (TA).

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
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)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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
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 20 Jul 2021
Fact Finding 14 Sep 2021 to 14 Sep 2021
MRM 09 Mar 2022
Approval 09 May 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 May 2022

Grant 0833-NAU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 May 2022 10 May 2022 08 Aug 2022 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 15 Aug 2022 3.01 0.00 20%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Aug 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

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