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Kiribati: South Tarawa Water Supply Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49453-001 Status: Closed

The Government of Kiribati has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project preparatory technical assistance (TA) to prepare the South Tarawa Water Supply Project. The TA is required to: (i) assist the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) to plan, design and prioritize investments to improve water supply services in South Tarawa; (ii) assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, climate change resilience and environmental and social soundness of the project, and (iii) identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of PUB and MPWU.

Project Details

Project Officer
Bhattacharya, Sibesh Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Kiribati
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name South Tarawa Water Supply Project
Project Number 49453-001
Country Kiribati
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9200-KIR: South Tarawa Water Supply Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 150,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Government of Kiribati has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project preparatory technical assistance (TA) to prepare the South Tarawa Water Supply Project. The TA is required to: (i) assist the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) to plan, design and prioritize investments to improve water supply services in South Tarawa; (ii) assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, climate change resilience and environmental and social soundness of the project, and (iii) identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of PUB and MPWU.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will address factors which result in the high incidence of waterborne disease in South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati. Kiribati has a population of 110,470 of which around half live in Tarawa, an atoll consisting of a chain of small low-lying islands. The majority of Tarawa's population lives on islands on the southern side of the atoll known as South Tarawa, which has a land area of approximately 14 square kilometers. South Tarawa is highly urbanized with a population of 56,300 resulting in an average population density of around 4,000 persons per km2, and reaching as high as 42,000 persons per km2 equivalent to the city of Manila in some small sections of Betio, the most densely populated island. High fertility rates and inward migration from outer islands have resulted in an estimated population growth rate of 2.3% per annum in South Tarawa. As a consequence, natural resources (particularly land and potable water), public health and education services, and other essential services (water, electricity, and roads) are highly stressed.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location South Tarawa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Services of the PPTA consultant firm completed.
Procurement Procurement under the project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Bhattacharya, Sibesh
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Oct 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9200-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Oct 2016 30 Nov 2016 30 Nov 2016 31 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,750,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,900,000.00 07 Oct 2016 924,547.98

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Title Document Type Document Date
South Tarawa Water Supply Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2016
South Tarawa Water Supply Project: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2016

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