Tuvalu: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project

Sovereign Project | 48484-002

The Asian Development Bank is working with Tuvalu to build better maritime facilities on three outer islands in order to make shipping to and from the capital safer and more efficient. The project is building a small harbor on the island of Nukulaelae, rehabilitating boat ramps on Nanumaga and Niutao, building capacity to maintain maritime infrastructure, and developing a master plan for future harbor developments.

Project Name Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Project Number 48484-002
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6003-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project - Project Design Advance
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.00 million
Grant 0511-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.30 million
Grant 0512-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Grant 0513-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 500,000.00
Grant 0603-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.42 million
Grant 0775-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Safe and efficient domestic maritime transportation that helps increase climate resilience of community infrastructure
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Maritime transfer operations in Nanumaga, Nui, Niutao, and Nukulaelae improved, anchored on a transport master plan, with a view to promoting fisheries and tourism
Progress Toward Outcome Project's outcome can only be assessed once construction is completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Small-scale harbors constructed in Nui, Nukulaelae and Niutao, and boat ramps of Nanumaga and Niutao rehabilitated

Capacity to operate and maintain harbors improved, involving outer island communities, the Ministry of Transport, Energy and Tourism, and other national government agencies.

A transport sector master plan for future harbor development in the outer islands created, with a view to promote fisheries and tourism

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A combination of bad weather, poor performance of the contractor and issues with the subcontractor has caused the delay. The contractor was the only bidder that submitted a confirming proposal within the budget, and the government and ADB have agreed not to terminate this contract but monitor closely the progress and quality of construction. To date an extension to contract completion date will be requested by the government together with a request for additional contract amount to cover cost of increase in the harbor structure levels of up to 0.7 meter. This was because of lack of devices to measure tidal levels in the island during design stage.
Geographical Location Nanumanga Island, Niutao, Nukulaelae, Tuvalu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The works include some new dredging and some maintenance dredging to clear existing channels.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is not expected to involve any land acquisition and resettlement impacts. The project infrastructures are expected to be constructed on community land for which communities have expressed their willingness to donate voluntarily. This will be further assessed and confirmed during the PPTA study.
Indigenous Peoples The project is unlikely to impact any distinct and vulnerable indigenous peoples, as the communities are part of the mainstream Tuvalu people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm has been single sourced for this project. Further information is found in the project administration manual. Link is as follows: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/211981/48484-002-pam.pdf
Procurement

A single works package has been procured under this Grant. Further information is found in the project administration manual. Link is as follows:

https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/211981/48484-002-pam.pdf

Responsible ADB Officer Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Communication and Transport
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Ministry of Finance
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jul 2015
Fact Finding 20 Jun 2016 to 01 Jul 2016
MRM 17 Aug 2016
Approval 16 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2021

Grant 0511-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2016 11 Apr 2017 30 Aug 2017 30 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.30 18 Oct 2021 8.16 0.00 98%
Counterpart 1.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 7.38 0.00 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0512-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2016 11 Apr 2017 30 Aug 2017 30 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 18 Oct 2021 2.93 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 2.93 0.00 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0513-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2016 11 Apr 2017 30 Aug 2017 30 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2022 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Oct 2021 0.00 0.49 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.50 18 Oct 2021 0.00 0.49 99%

Grant 0603-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2018 31 Oct 2018 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.92 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.42 18 Oct 2021 14.50 0.00 94%
Counterpart 1.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 3.10 0.00 20%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0775-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2020 13 Jan 2021 01 Feb 2021 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 18 Oct 2021 2.36 0.00 12%
Counterpart 2.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 0.81 0.00 4%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 6003-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2015 03 Dec 2015 07 Dec 2015 31 Jul 2017 30 Jun 2019 30 Oct 2019
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.00 18 Oct 2021 1.99 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Oct 2021 1.99 0.00 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environment and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2019
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environment and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Outer Island Maritime Transport Infrastructure Project: Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Outer Island Maritime Transport Infrastructure Project: Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2017
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Involuntary Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2016
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2016

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2020 26 Jul 2020
Maritime Structures Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2020 16 Jul 2020
0603 - TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (MTETADB-2020/01) Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Mar 2020 16 Jun 2020
Grant 0511/0512-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project[Contract No. 1. Construction of Maritime Facility in Nukulaelae and Rehabilitation of Boat Ramps in Nanumaga and Niutao] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Mar 2017 10 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
TEAM LEADER (CONTRACT ENGINEER) Grant 0603 14 Sep 2020 DOMINIC LEGOE | 96 GOLDSBROUGH ROAD TARINGA BRISBANE QUEENSLAND 4068 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Communication and Transport 372,729.73
MARITIME STRUCTURES ENGINEER Grant 0603 03 Aug 2020 HASKONING AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED | LEVEL 14 56 BERRY STREET NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Ministry of Communication and Transport 207,757.70
PROGRAM MANAGER Grant 0603 01 Jul 2019 VETE PALAKUA SAKAIO | FUNAFUTI TUVALU Ministry of Communication and Transport 145,139.34
PROJECT SUPPORT AND MASTER PLANNING CONSULTANT Grant 0511 13 Sep 2017 CARDNO EMERGING MARKETS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD | FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD AUSTRALIA Ministry of Communication and Transport 1,280,341.00

Procurement Plan