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Tuvalu: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48484-005 Status: Approved

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 harbor in two outer islands (Nukulaelae and Niutao). The government has requested additional financing to construct an additional small workboat harbor in a different outer island (Nui). The proposed additional financing is (i) consistent with the project rationale, extending the project benefits to the outer island of Nui; and (ii) is included in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2020-2022 of the ADB.

 
Project Name Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
Project Number 48484-005
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0775-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / 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
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
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 harbor in two outer islands (Nukulaelae and Niutao). The government has requested additional financing to construct an additional small workboat harbor in a different outer island (Nui). The proposed additional financing is (i) consistent with the project rationale, extending the project benefits to the outer island of Nui; and (ii) is included in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2020-2022 of the ADB.
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
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 promote fisheries and tourism.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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 Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2020 to 05 Jun 2020
MRM 03 Aug 2020
Approval 03 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2020

Grant 0775-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2020 - - 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 03 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Technical Support and Project Management Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Aug 2020 19 Aug 2020
Project Management Consulting Services for Vessel Replacement Project in Tuvalu Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 06 Apr 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN TUVALU Grant 0775 10 Feb 2021 HASKONING AUSTRALIA PTY LTD. IN ASSOCIATION LEVEL 14 56 BERRY STREETN NORTH SYDNEY 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance 1,664,326.36