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Vanuatu: Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51335-001 Status: Proposed

The project will improve access to integrated and resilient urban water supply and sanitation services in greater Luganville, Vanuatu. The project and associated project readiness financing facility will assist the government to implement selected high priority improvements, and will include three outputs: (i) urban water access, quality, and resilience is improved; (ii) urban sanitation and hygiene awareness are improved; and, (i) capacity and resilience in urban service delivery is improved. The project will also investigate potential support for future private sector participation water supply system operation.

Project Details

Project Officer
Stephen Blaik Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Vanuatu
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
Project Number 51335-001
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Luganville Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Loan: Luganville Urban Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 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 will improve access to integrated and resilient urban water supply and sanitation services in greater Luganville, Vanuatu. The project and associated project readiness financing facility will assist the government to implement selected high priority improvements, and will include three outputs: (i) urban water access, quality, and resilience is improved; (ii) urban sanitation and hygiene awareness are improved; and, (i) capacity and resilience in urban service delivery is improved. The project will also investigate potential support for future private sector participation water supply system operation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Luganville is Vanuatu's second largest urban area with an estimated population of 20,500. Over the past 10 years, population in greater Luganville has grown at about 4.9% per year and is forecast to grow to more than 40,000 by 2035. Luganville is an important tourist destination and trading hub for the northern islands of Vanuatu. Despite the importance of Luganville as Vanuatu's second largest municipal area, less than 60% of households in greater Luganville have access to piped water supply, relying mainly on rainwater tanks and shallow groundwater wells that are vulnerable to drought, climate change and contamination from poorly performing septic tanks and floods. No centralized wastewater collection or treatment exists in Luganville. In the municipal area, most households and businesses have on-site septic tanks, but many are unsealed and most are rarely emptied, preventing them from providing their intended treatment function. Coupled with poorly performing transpiration trenches due to clay soils and high water-tables, these poorly constructed and maintained septic tanks create a major health risk in Luganville. The national, provincial and municipal governments of Vanuatu are committed to implementing the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals; however, without substantial investment to improve access to safe water and sanitation, Vanuatu is unlikely to achieve Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Impact Luganville has a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive economy.
Outcome Access, reliability, sustainability, and resilience of water and sanitation in greater Luganville is improved.
Outputs

Urban water access, quality, and resilience is improved.

Urban sanitation, and hygiene awareness are improved.

Capacity and resilience in urban service delivery is improved.

Geographical Location Luganville
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 Stephen Blaik
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAUW
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jan 2019
Fact Finding 11 May 2020 to 15 May 2020
MRM 02 Jul 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

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