Solomon Islands: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 51271-003

The current 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 additional financing will complement project activities and will focus on: i) promoting resilient and effective management of Honiara's watershed area, and (ii) improving water quality in Kongulai Spring through reduction of high turbidity.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Blaik, Stephen
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    29 September 2021
  • Country
    Solomon Islands
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 51271-003
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0801-SOL: Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project Additional Financing
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
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The current 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 additional financing will complement project activities and will focus on: i) promoting resilient and effective management of Honiara's watershed area, and (ii) improving water quality in Kongulai Spring through reduction of high turbidity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Access to safe water and improved sanitation in urban areas increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency, accessibility, climate change and disaster resiliency, and sustainability of safe water and sanitation improved in Auki, GHA, Gizo, Munda, Noro, and Tulagi towns.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Continuous, safe, and climate resilient urban water supply ensured

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

Management of Honiara's drinking water source area strengthened to build resilience to climate change

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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
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 Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Nov 2021
Fact Finding 03 Jun 2021 to 04 Jun 2021
MRM 10 Aug 2021
Approval 29 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2021

Grant 0801-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2021 - - 31 Dec 2027 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 20 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.66 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.59 20 Oct 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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