Tuvalu : Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project

Sovereign Project | 48484-002

The project will secure safe and efficient maritime infrastructure in the outer islands, with climate change resilience incorporated in infrastructure design, protocols, and operation. The original outcome of improving maritime transfer operations in Nanumaga, Niutao, and Nukulaelae, anchored on a transport sector master plan, with a view to promoting fisheries and tourism, will be extended to the outer island of Nui.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kasahara, Kaoru
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Tuvalu
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Project Number
48484-002
Country / Economy
  • 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
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 2.00 million
Grant 0511-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.30 million
Grant 0512-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Grant 0513-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project
Source Amount
GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 500,000.00
Grant 0603-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional financing)
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.42 million
Grant 0775-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Grant 0921-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Third Additional Financing)
Source Amount
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Grant 0922-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Third Additional Financing)
Source Amount
Government of Australia US$ 15.00 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
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The project will secure safe and efficient maritime infrastructure in the outer islands, with climate change resilience incorporated in infrastructure design, protocols, and operation. The original outcome of improving maritime transfer operations in Nanumaga, Niutao, and Nukulaelae, anchored on a transport sector master plan, with a view to promoting fisheries and tourism, will be extended to the outer island of Nui.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote ADB member countries with a dispersed geography that imposes challenges in transport and economic development. Outer islands have no harbors for the government ships and small workboats ferry passengers and cargo from ship to shore. ADB has been providing financing assistance to Tuvalu to construct small workboat harbors in three outer islands (Nukulaelae, Nui and and Niutao).

The impact of the overall project will be to secure safe and efficient maritime infrastructure in the outer islands, with climate change resilience incorporated in infrastructure design, protocols, and operation. The original outcome of improving maritime transfer operations in Nanumaga, Niutao, Nui, and Nukulaelae, anchored on a transport sector master plan, with a view to promoting fisheries and tourism.

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
Construction of the harbor in the original island is ongoing (slow progress due to Covid-19) and early stages (preparation of mobilization and definition of alternative designs) for the harbor in the 1st Additional Financing has started. Procurement for the works in third island under the 2nd Additional Financing is ongoing.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

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

Capacity to operate and maintain harbors improved, involving the outer island communities, the MTET, and other national government agencies

A transport sector master plan for future harbor development in the outer islands created, with a view to promoting 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.

This is dependent on the boat harbor completion.

This is dependent on the boat harbor completion.

This is dependent on the boat harbor completion.

This is dependent on the boat harbor completion.

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
All civil works contracts have already been procured and there are no additional business opportunities for civil works contracts.
Procurement
All consulting services contracts have already been procured and there are no additional business opportunities for consulting services.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Kasahara, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Communication and Transport
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Timetable

Concept Clearance
06 Jul 2015
Fact Finding
20 Jun 2016 to 01 Jul 2016
MRM
17 Aug 2016
Approval
16 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
26 Sep 2022

Funding

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 2025 30 Jun 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 9.80
ADB 8.30
Counterpart 1.50
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 8.28 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 8.28 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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 2025 30 Jun 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 3.00
ADB 3.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 2.98 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 2.98 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly 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 2023 30 Jun 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 0.50
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.50
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 0.00 0.49 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 0.00 0.49 100%

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 30 Jun 2026 -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 16.92
ADB 15.42
Counterpart 1.50
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 15.29 0.00 99%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 14.49 0.00 94%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly 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
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 22.20
ADB 20.00
Counterpart 2.20
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 19.38 0.00 97%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 18.98 0.00 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory

Grant 0921-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 11 Jan 2024 30 Jun 2028 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 17.00
ADB 15.00
Counterpart 2.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 11.15 0.00 74%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 2.46 0.00 16%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Grant 0922-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2023 14 Dec 2023 11 Jan 2024 30 Jun 2028 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 15.00
ADB 0.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 15.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 0.00 11.45 76%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 0.00 2.46 16%

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
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 2.00
ADB 2.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Grant Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 07 Jun 2024 1.99 0.00 99%
Cumulative Disbursements 07 Jun 2024 1.99 0.00 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0922-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Third Additional Financing) Grant Agreement Dec 2023
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0921-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Third Additional Financing) Grant Agreement Dec 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Third Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Follow-Up Review of Proactive Integrity Review Recommendations Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIR) Dec 2022
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2022
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Proactive Integrity Review Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIR) Apr 2021
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0775-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project - Second Additional Financing Grant Agreement Jan 2021
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2020
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0603-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project - Additional Financing Grant Agreement Sep 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (30 August - 31 December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2018
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grants 0511 and 0512-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project Grant Agreement Apr 2017
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0513-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project Grant Agreement Apr 2017
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2016
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2016
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2016
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 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
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2022
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project: Additional Financing Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2022
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 (Second Additional Financing): Nui Workboat Harbor Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 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 Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2018
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Additional Financing): Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination 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

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
TUV (48484-002): Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project(CW-1) Invitation for Bids Closed
Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Maritime Structures Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
0603 - TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (MTETADB-2020/01) Individual - Consulting Closed
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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Maritime and Land Civil Works / Civil Works for Workboat Harbor in Nui Grant 0775 01 Sep 2022 Hall Contracting Pty. Ltd. | 149 Sippy Downs Drive, PO Box 519, Buderim QLD 4556 Ministry of Finance 15,173,515.17
Resident Engineer Grant 0775 01 Feb 2022 Alan Lobb | 2 fairy Bower St Kingscliff Australia NSW Australia 2487 Ministry of Finance 188,600.70
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