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Maldives: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51077-002 Status: Active

The project will establish a sustainable solid waste management system in the Greater Male capital region and its inhabited outer islands by (i) establishing a modern waste collection, transfer, and disposal system; (ii) improving community-based outer island waste management systems; (iii) building institutional capacity for sustainable services delivery; and (iv) raising public awareness in reduce, reuse, recycle behaviors. Physical and non-physical investments are designed to curb climate change and disaster impacts while creating a cleaner environment in Maldives, one of the world's lowest-lying nations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Luca Di Mario South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Maldives
Modality
  • Grant
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project
Project Number 51077-002
Country Maldives
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0580-MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 33.07 million
Grant 9195-MLD: Improving Community-based Solid Waste Management in Small Outer Islands of Zone 3
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
TA 9543-MLD: Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Greater Male Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will establish a sustainable solid waste management system in the Greater Male capital region and its inhabited outer islands by (i) establishing a modern waste collection, transfer, and disposal system; (ii) improving community-based outer island waste management systems; (iii) building institutional capacity for sustainable services delivery; and (iv) raising public awareness in reduce, reuse, recycle behaviors. Physical and non-physical investments are designed to curb climate change and disaster impacts while creating a cleaner environment in Maldives, one of the world's lowest-lying nations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Greater Male capital region and its outer islands (classified as zone 3 in the National Solid Waste Management Policy) suffer from severe environmental pollution and deteriorating livability because of the inadequate collection and haphazard disposal of solid waste. Open dumping and burning of garbage at the 30-year-old, 10-hectare dumpsite on Thilafushi Island (6 kilometers from Male) creates an environmental and public health hazard. Plumes of smoke visible from Male, the international airport, and surrounding resorts compromise air quality and pose a daily nuisance to residents and tourists, while toxic leachate contaminates soil and groundwater. Greater Male and its 32 inhabited outer islands lack an organized and sustainable waste management system for the 774 tons per day (tpd) of mixed solid waste they generate. Because of rapid urbanization and tourism development in the region, waste generation is expected to grow to 924 tpd by 2022. The increasing pressure on an already stressed waste management system poses a significant threat to tourism and fisheries, both of which rely heavily on the country's pristine environment and are cornerstones to Maldives' economy. Poor communities on the outer islands suffer from accumulated garbage as they have limited awareness and capacity to manage solid waste effectively.
Impact A healthy living environment created in the Greater Male capital region and its outer islands.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Climate- and disaster-resilient SWM services improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Waste collection, transfer, and disposal systems improved and made climate and disaster resilient

Community-based outer island waste management systems targeting poor and women enhanced

Institutional capacity and public awareness in sustainable waste management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Male
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The MEE prepared an environmental assessment and review framework for output 2, including site selection and design criteria as well three draft initial environmental examinations with environmental management plans for subprojects requiring civil works: (i) transfer stations in Mal and Villimal ; (ii) construction and demolition waste processing plant, ELV dismantling workshop, and waste vessel harbor rehabilitation; and (iii) a sample island waste management centers. All project locations are outside sensitive areas and impacts will be avoided or mitigated through measures identified in the environmental management plans. No category A projects are allowed. The environmental assessment and review framework and the initial environmental examinations were disclosed on the websites of ADB and the MEE.
Involuntary Resettlement The MEE prepared a due diligence report, which found no permanent or temporary resettlement impacts occurring from the project as all works are proposed within available government lands.
Indigenous Peoples There are no indigenous people communities present at or around the subproject sites.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The recruitment of consultants will follow ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement of civil works and goods will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). A procurement capacity assessment concluded the overall procurement risk for the project is moderate. The MOE has extensive experience in development partner-supported procurement of goods and works. A procurement expert recruited under the attached TA will provide additional implementation support for the MOE.
Responsible ADB Officer Luca Di Mario
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)
Ameenee Magu, Block 379, Male', Republic
of Maldives
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2017
Fact Finding 05 Feb 2018 to 06 Feb 2018
MRM 03 Apr 2018
Approval 28 Jun 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

Grant 0580-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2018 16 Aug 2018 24 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 38.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 33.07 28 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 4.93 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Jun 2018 0.11 0.00 0%

Grant 9195-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2018 16 Aug 2018 24 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 28 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 28 Jun 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9543-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2018 16 Aug 2018 16 Aug 2018 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 28 Jun 2018 30,657.80

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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
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (November 2018-April 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Transfer Station Improvements Subproject for Male and Villingilli Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Output 1 Subprojects Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Improvement of Waste Handling and Processing Facilities for Thilafushi Island Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Thulusdhoo Island Waste Management Improvements Subproject Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Thulusdoo Island Waste Management Center Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2018
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
0580-MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project [G01] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Active 18 Jun 2019 31 Jul 2019
Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project Individual - Consulting Closed 04 May 2019 10 May 2019
Waste Management Specialist/ Site Supervisor for Thilafushi Dumpsite Operations Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 08 Mar 2019
0580-MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project [G01] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Feb 2019 17 Mar 2019
Grant No. 0580-MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project [CW/01] Invitation for Bids Closed 13 Feb 2019 01 Apr 2019
Public Awareness and Community Capacity Building consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jan 2019 04 Mar 2019
Grant No. 0580-MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project [G01] Invitation for Bids Closed 15 Jan 2019 03 Mar 2019
International Financial and Business Planning Specialist for the Waste Management Sector Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019
Project Management, Design and Construction Supervision Consultants (Firm) for the Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project - Phase 1 Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Dec 2018 03 Feb 2019
Project Management and Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018
MLD: Greater Male Environmental Improvement and Waste Management Project Advance Notice Active 19 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found