Solomon Islands: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 51271-001

The project adopts a sector approach for developing sustainable, inclusive, and climate resilient water supply and improved sanitation in the greater Honiara area (GHA) and in five other towns of Auki, Gizo, Noro, Munda, and Tulagi in Solomon Islands. The project will implement high priority components following the government's water and sanitation sector plan to increase access to piped water supply and sanitation service, especially among the poor households; reduce reliance on groundwater and rainwater harvest and ensure more efficient use of water. The project will also enhance hygiene awareness, promote water conservation, and improve fecal sludge management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Blaik, Stephen
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Solomon Islands
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Project Number 51271-001
Country / Economy Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0662-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 9.00 million
Grant 0663-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
European Union US$ 20.35 million
Loan 3826-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 28.00 million
Loan: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project
World Bank US$ 15.00 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 sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project adopts a sector approach for developing sustainable, inclusive, and climate resilient water supply and improved sanitation in the greater Honiara area (GHA) and in five other towns of Auki, Gizo, Noro, Munda, and Tulagi in Solomon Islands. The project will implement high priority components following the government's water and sanitation sector plan to increase access to piped water supply and sanitation service, especially among the poor households; reduce reliance on groundwater and rainwater harvest and ensure more efficient use of water. The project will also enhance hygiene awareness, promote water conservation, and improve fecal sludge management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with the government's Medium Term Strategy Objective 3: All Solomon Islanders have access to quality social services, including education and health, and will assist Solomon Islands to meet Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The project is also aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, specifically the differentiated approach for fragile and conflict affected situations, small island developing states and its operational priorities of making cities more livable and tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability.
Impact

Access to safe water and improved sanitation in towns increased

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency, climate change and disaster resiliency, and sustainability of safe water and sanitation improved in GHA, Auki, Gizo, Noro, Munda, and Tulagi towns

Progress Toward Outcome The upgrading of the Auki Water Supply Upgrade is now complete and the works commissioned.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban water supplies are continuous and safe

Urban sanitation services are effective, efficient and safe in GHA

Enhanced and sustained awareness and behaviors of hygiene and water conservation in GHA and five towns

SIWA is financially and technically sustainable

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) OT - On track (on target)Not due to start.Not due to start.Not due to start.Not due to start.Not due to start.Not due to start.Hygiene promotion and outreach program commenced in September 2021.Hygiene promotion and outreach program commenced September 2021.School hygiene awareness and education program to commence in February 2023.OT - On track (on target)OT - On track (on target)Not yet due.Not yet due.Not yet due.On track. Contract for new water treatment plant at Kongulai awarded.On track - Construction commencedOn track - Contract for 3 new reservoirs in GHA awarded.Data not yet available as contracts have just been awarded.Upgrade of Auki water supply completedInstallation ongoing.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Auki, Gizo, Honiara, Munda, Noro, Tulagi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An initial environmental examination and environmental assessment and review framework were prepared for the project in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project provides positive environmental benefits by improving sewerage and sanitation (including treatment and discharge operations), and delivering high-priority elements of SIWA's 30 Year Strategic Plan and 5 Year Action Plan. Adverse environmental impacts of the project will be site specific, largely related to construction activities, which are expected to be minimal for land-based works and for which mitigation measures can be readily implemented. The proposed sewer effluent outfall construction requires that the mitigation measures identified in the environmental management plan (EMP) are implemented to reduce and manage impacts on the marine environment. The EMP also outlines the risks and mitigating actions to be undertaken during project implementation. SIWA's environmental management capacity is limited, and an international and a national environment specialist will be engaged through the project to support SIWA's implementation and monitoring of the EMP and to strengthen SIWA's environmental management capacity.Further assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the sewer marine outfalls may be required by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology's Office of Environment and Conservation.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement framework was prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, and a resettlement plan was prepared for selected subprojects. The project affects about 20,648 square meters and requires the acquisition of 15,706 square meters of land. The balance of the impacted land (4,942 square meters) is within existing reserves and easements and government-owned land. Non-land impacts are associated with one informal residential structure to be relocated, some gardens and crops, and temporary impacts on nonresidential structure that could be reestablished once the works are completed. Some 75 persons will be affected, with 11 considered significantly affected. This will be confirmed following the detailed design and during the update of the resettlement plan. Consultations have been undertaken with the affected persons and will continue during project implementation. The draft safeguard documents have been disclosed by SIWA. SIWA and the government will finance, implement, and monitor the resettlement plan. The PMU, which includes a social safeguards specialist, will support SIWA in implementing the resettlement plan and provide safeguard capacity building to SIWA staff. Resettlement plans are being updated as detailed design progresses and as project-related involuntary resettlement impacts are identified.
Indigenous Peoples The project is not expected to have a negative impact on any distinct or vulnerable group of indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A communication strategy and communication plan has been prepared by SIWA which indicate the types of information, means of communication, who will provide and to whom including at what intervals to the stakeholders about the project as well as its implementation.SIWA will be responsible for implementing and updating the communications strategy and communication plan as required.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and associated regulations.
Procurement As the project includes cofinancing from the World Bank and the EU, universal procurement will apply. Following the procurement framework agreement entered into by ADB and the World Bank in December 2018, implementing the alternative procurement arrangements allowed under their respective procurement policies, a project implementation agreement has been signed under which ADB has been designated the lead cofinancier for the project. Consequently, SIWA will procure all works, goods, and services (including those jointly financed by the World Bank) to be jointly financed under the project following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Blaik, Stephen
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Oct 2017
Fact Finding 30 Apr 2019 to 03 May 2019
MRM 01 Aug 2019
Approval 25 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2022

Grant 0662-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 23 Apr 2020 31 Dec 2027 31 Dec 2028 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.00 26 Oct 2022 8.71 0.00 97%
Counterpart 9.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2022 4.67 0.00 52%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Grant 0663-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2027 31 Dec 2028 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 31.81 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Oct 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 11.47 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.35 26 Oct 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3826-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 23 Apr 2020 31 Dec 2027 31 Dec 2028 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 28.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 28.00 26 Oct 2022 22.44 0.00 80%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2022 3.94 0.00 14%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2021
Solomon Islands: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Proposed Waiver of Loan and Grant Effectiveness Condition Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Mar 2020
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations [Concessional]) for Loan 3826-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Sep 2019
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0662-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Grant Agreement Sep 2019
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed - European Union) for Grant 0663-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Grant Agreement Sep 2019
Project Agreement for Loan 3826-SOL and Grants 0662-SOL and 0663-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Project/Program Agreements Sep 2019
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2019
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2019
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2019
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2017

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
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Honiara Wastewater Supply Subproject (Goodwood-Eastern Section) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Honiara Wastewater Mains and Outfalls Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Munda Water Supply Components Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Noro Water Supply Components Final Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2022
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Final Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Final Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Dec 2020
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2019
Urban Water Supplyand Sanitation Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
0662-SOL(SF)/3826-SOL(COL): Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project [SW0682021] Invitation for Bids Closed 15 Jun 2022 27 Jul 2022
Head of Project Management Unit Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2022 05 Jun 2022
0662-SOL(SF)/3826-SOL(COL): Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Apr 2022 27 May 2022
0662-SOL(SF)/3826-SOL(COL): Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (SW0192019 Honiara Water) Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Dec 2021 21 Feb 2022
0662SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Rebid) Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Oct 2021 06 Dec 2021
SOL 5121-001: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Co-financed between ADB/EU/WB) Invitation for Bids Closed 20 Sep 2021 01 Nov 2021
Fecal Sludge Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2021 30 Jun 2021
Catchment Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jun 2021 07 Jul 2021
0662SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Mar 2021 26 May 2021
Package 2 Hygiene Promotion Project Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Mar 2021 09 Apr 2021
URBAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATON SECTOR PROJECT - DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN PHASE 2 Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2020 25 Jan 2021
0662-SOL(SF)/3826-SOL(COL): Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project [SW0012020] Invitation for Bids Closed 01 Dec 2020 01 Mar 2021
Project Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jul 2020 14 Jul 2020
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2020 20 Feb 2020
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020
Head of Project Management Unit Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019
Loan No. 51271-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project [WAUKWAT32] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Feb 2019 20 Mar 2019
51271-SOL: Urban water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Advance Notice Active 05 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Labor, material, and equipment for the construction, installation, testing and commissioning of Honiara Water Supply Trunk Main Upgrade Loan 3826 23 May 2022 Pacific Engineering Projects Ltd. | 349 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024 New Zealand Ministry of Finance and Treasury 7,781,779.65 4,746,885.59
Kongulai Water Treatment Plant and Pipeline Project Loan 3826 12 May 2022 Rean Watertech Pvt Ltd-PCS Joint Venture Ltd. | 1412, 13 Floor DLF Galleria Building, New Town Rajarhat, West Bengal, Kolkata India 700156 Ministry of Finance and Treasury 15,646,656.00 10,092,093.12
Procurement of labor, material and equipment for the construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the Honiara Water Supply Reservoir Storage Project Loan 3826 06 Apr 2022 Pacific Engineering Projects | 349 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024 New Zealand Ministry of Finance and Treasury 7,105,695.00 4,334,473.95
Catchment Management Specialist Grant 0662 18 Aug 2021 Bernhard Mohns | Neuweg 18 D-67697 Otterberg Ministry of Finance and Treasury 490,860.00
Detailed Engineering Design - Phase 2 Grant 0662 03 Aug 2021 SMEC International Pty Ltd | Level 5 20 Berry Street North Sydney NSW 2060 Ministry of Finance and Treasury 1,821,710.30
Hygiene Promotion Grant 0662 02 Aug 2021 Plan International Australia | Level 18 60 City Road Southbank VIC 3006 Ministry of Finance and Treasury 807,979.86
DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN - ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND PROVISIONAL SUMS Grant 0662 03 May 2021 SAFEGE | PARC DE I'LLE - 15/27 RUE DU PORT 92000 NANTERRE FRANCE Ministry of Finance and Treasury 391,789.18
PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT HEAD Grant 0662 18 Nov 2020 RICHARD FARRELL | 7 BABBLER COURT BURLEIGH WATERS 4220 QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 507,092.40
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT - PROJECT MANAGEMENT Grant 0662 12 Sep 2020 ADAM WINTER | 102 BAMBOO AVENUE BENOWA 4217 GOLD COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 337,284.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST - WATER AND WASTEWAT ER Grant 0662 19 Jun 2020 ADAM SEARANCKE | 21B HAWEA STREET MOUNT MAUNGANUI NEW ZEALAND Ministry of Finance and Treasury 408,240.00
AUKI WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT Loan 3826 07 May 2020 REEVES/ENVICOCCB JOINT VENTURE | 473-479 VICTORIA STREET WEST MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3003 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 2,311,076.54 1,611,803.21
SUPPORT TO SW IN THE SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Grant 0662 06 May 2020 DELOITTE PNG | LEVEL 9 DELOITTE HAUS MACGREGOR STREET NCD PAPUA NEW GUINEA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 105,615.78
ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS Grant 0662 14 Apr 2020 TIM WRIGLEY | 81 MAREEBA ROAD ASHGROVE BRISBANE 4060 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 218,700.00
SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST Grant 0662 14 Apr 2020 WENDY LEE | 17 GEORGE STREET CLAUDELANDS HAMILTON 3214 NEW ZEALAND Ministry of Finance and Treasury 233,280.00
WASH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION Grant 0662 14 Apr 2020 KEN MARSHALL | 36 VALLEY ROAD WELLINGTON ROAD QUEENSLAND 4160 AUSTRALIA Ministry of Finance and Treasury 233,280.00

Procurement Plan