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Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49319-002 Status: Active

Between 12 and 14 March 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam (TCP) struck Vanuatu as an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone with wind speed estimated at 250km/hour and wind gusts peaking at 320km/hour. The center of the cyclone passed east of Efate Island which is the home of capital Port Vila and then continued southward passing just west of Erromango and Tanna Islands. Heavy rainfall and destructive high storm surges caused severe flooding and widespread damages particularly in Tafea and Shefa provinces. The other four provinces also experienced flooding and minor damages. Eleven fatalities were confirmed in Tafea and Shefa provinces. An estimated 65,000 people were displaced from their homes. Approximately 17,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed including houses, schools, clinics and other medical facilities. The tropical cyclone destroyed crops on a large scale and compromised the livelihoods of at least 80% of Vanuatu''s rural population.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ahonen, Arto T. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Vanuatu
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project Additional Financing
Project Number 49319-002
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0540-VAN: Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction-Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.10 million
Loan 3552-VAN: Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction-Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 4.10 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

Between 12 and 14 March 2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam (TCP) struck Vanuatu as an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone with wind speed estimated at 250km/hour and wind gusts peaking at 320km/hour. The center of the cyclone passed east of Efate Island which is the home of capital Port Vila and then continued southward passing just west of Erromango and Tanna Islands. Heavy rainfall and destructive high storm surges caused severe flooding and widespread damages particularly in Tafea and Shefa provinces. The other four provinces also experienced flooding and minor damages. Eleven fatalities were confirmed in Tafea and Shefa provinces. An estimated 65,000 people were displaced from their homes. Approximately 17,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed including houses, schools, clinics and other medical facilities. The tropical cyclone destroyed crops on a large scale and compromised the livelihoods of at least 80% of Vanuatu''s rural population.

The Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project will support the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu to reconstruct, and climate and disaster proof, the transport sector infrastructure on Efate ring road damaged by TCP floods and storm surges.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The additional financing will provide further support to reconstruct, improve climate-resilience and disaster-proof the transport sector infrastructure on Efate ring road damaged by Tropical Cyclone Pam floods and destructive storm surges in March 2015.
Impact Accelerated economic and social recovery in Vanuatu's TCP-affected provinces (Post-Disaster Needs Assessment)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Socioeconomic activities restored to at least pre-TCP levels
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Transport infrastructure in damaged locations on the Efate ring road reconstructed and climate- and disaster-proofed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Port Vila
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environmental impacts will be small-scale, site-specific and can be managed through implementation of the environmental management plan. An environmental assessment and review framework has been prepared to guide the process of environmental assessment during project implementation stage.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will confined to the existing ring road corridor and will not require land acquisition. A resettlement framework has been prepared to guide the process for negotiating access to land during construction and voluntary donation of land for sections requiring coastal protection.
Indigenous Peoples The project will confined to the existing ring road corridor and the beneficiaries are the Ni-Van people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design At the outset of the design phase, the PIU will prepare a communications and consultation plan (CCP) for the project. The CCP will be based on methods used in similar projects and follow custom and tradition for communication requirements. Once the process for dialogue with stakeholders at different levels has been established, consultations will be undertaken to share information about the project, receive information from communities and beneficiaries, and discuss potential impacts and mitigation measures. Disclosure of project documents including safeguards assessments and plans will comply with ADB Public Communications Policy 2011 and relevant requirements of laws of Vanuatu (Environmental Protection and Conservation Act). The CPP will also set out the grievance redress mechanism that will be implemented to resolve any project-level complaint or issue. Consultations and communications will be recorded, reported and be subject of monitoring.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder participation and consultation methodology from the design phase to implementation phase.
Responsible ADB Officer Ahonen, Arto T.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Feb 2017 to 04 Feb 2017
MRM 16 May 2017
Approval 09 Aug 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

Grant 0540-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2017 01 Sep 2017 27 Nov 2017 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.10 09 Aug 2017 3.53 0.00 86%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Aug 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3552-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2017 01 Sep 2017 27 Nov 2017 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.10 09 Aug 2017 3.74 0.00 87%
Counterpart 1.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Aug 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
L49319-VAN: Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project (additional financing) [437/17/ICB/EF/SH/CPRRP/ADB/PWD] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Aug 2017 14 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FIRM Grant 0540 22 Mar 2018 CARDNO EMERGING MARKETS PTY LTD LEVEL 9 515 ST PAUL'S TERRACE FORTITUDE VALLEY AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance & Economic Management 461,703.00
EFATE RING ROAD PHASE II CIVIL WORKS CONTRACT Loan 3552 03 Jan 2018 CHINA CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORP. 4, BEIFENGWO, HAIDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING, PRC CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Finance & Economic Management CONSTRUCTION 8,067,735.00 3,671,425.00
EFATE RING ROAD PHASE II CIVIL WORKS CONTRACT Grant 0540 18 Dec 2017 CHINA CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION CORP 4 BEIFENGWO HAIDIAN DISTRICT BEIJING PRC CHINA PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Finance & Economic Management 3,496,501.00