Kiribati: South Tarawa Water Supply Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 49453-004

The ongoing project will address the factors causing the high incidence of waterborne diseases in South Tarawa by delivering and managing new and rehabilitated climate-resilient water supply assets and improved hygiene practices. The additional financing will address the project cost overrun caused by cost escalation since the onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in March 2020. The project scope will not be expanded. However, output 4 (project implementation is managed efficiently and effectively) of the original project will be removed from the ongoing project to align the project design with ADB's current Design and Monitoring Framework Guidelines, and its activities and costs will be redistributed among the continuing outputs.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Blaik, Stephen
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Kiribati
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name South Tarawa Water Supply Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 49453-004
Country / Economy Kiribati
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: South Tarawa Water Supply Project (Additional Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 4.59 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The ongoing project will address the factors causing the high incidence of waterborne diseases in South Tarawa by delivering and managing new and rehabilitated climate-resilient water supply assets and improved hygiene practices. The additional financing will address the project cost overrun caused by cost escalation since the onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in March 2020. The project scope will not be expanded. However, output 4 (project implementation is managed efficiently and effectively) of the original project will be removed from the ongoing project to align the project design with ADB's current Design and Monitoring Framework Guidelines, and its activities and costs will be redistributed among the continuing outputs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project, like many projects in the Pacific, is facing major cost overruns because the price of goods and civil works have increased substantially since its approval in 2019.
Impact

The Project is Aligned with:

Health and climate change resilience of South Tarawa's population improved

Outcome

Access of South Tarawa's population to safe, climate-resilient water supplies increased

Outputs

Climate resilient and low-carbon water supply infrastructure constructed.

Capacity of MISE and PUB to effectively manage water supply infrastructure increased

Awareness of WASH and climate change issues raised.

Geographical Location South Tarawa
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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 Blaik, Stephen
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 May 2022
Fact Finding 01 Sep 2022 to 01 Sep 2022
MRM 11 Oct 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 May 2022

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