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Vanuatu: Greater Port Vila Urban Resilience Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52031-001 Status: Active

The project will improve urban resilience in Greater Port Vila (GPV) through capacity building, institutional strengthening, and the construction of two multipurpose emergency shelters. The project is guided by the Greater Port Vila Resilient Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (GPV RUDSAP) which envisions, that by 2030, Greater Port Vila is safe, inclusive, resilient, and a vibrant economic hub based on sustainable development. About 53% of the total project financing is from disaster risk reduction sources. About 15,500 people in the municipality of Port Vila will benefit from the project, of which about half are women.

The project also supports efforts to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and Tropical Cyclone Harold through (i) preventive measures for health and social safety nets; (ii) a focus on the vulnerable, women and the "new poor"; and (iii) partnerships and investments that generate jobs and stimulate the local economy.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jain, Anupma Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Vanuatu
Sector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
 
Project Name Greater Port Vila Urban Resilience Project
Project Number 52031-001
Country Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0779-VAN: Greater Port Vila Urban Resilience Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 9.64 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

Public sector management / Decentralization

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The project will improve urban resilience in Greater Port Vila (GPV) through capacity building, institutional strengthening, and the construction of two multipurpose emergency shelters. The project is guided by the Greater Port Vila Resilient Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (GPV RUDSAP) which envisions, that by 2030, Greater Port Vila is safe, inclusive, resilient, and a vibrant economic hub based on sustainable development. About 53% of the total project financing is from disaster risk reduction sources. About 15,500 people in the municipality of Port Vila will benefit from the project, of which about half are women.

The project also supports efforts to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and Tropical Cyclone Harold through (i) preventive measures for health and social safety nets; (ii) a focus on the vulnerable, women and the "new poor"; and (iii) partnerships and investments that generate jobs and stimulate the local economy.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project's approach to urban development strongly emphasizes capacity building and institutional strengthening, and the practical application of the GPV RUDSAP in planning and

financing infrastructure to help build urban resilience and address the causes of fragility. The approach builds on and implements activities completed through technical assistance, including the GPV RUDSAP, a geographic information system platform that used hazard risk and exposure data sets and associated spatial maps, and a strategic procurement plan. The approach supports the government's decentralization framework for urban service delivery and governance; focuses on effectiveness and sustainability through the implementation of a capacity development plan and the Asset Management Strategy, featuring an O&M plan for each project asset; and responds to COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold by focusing on localized preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and health emergencies.

Impact Greater Port Vila is safe, inclusive, resilient, and vibrant economic hub based on sustainable development
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Urban resilience in Greater Port Vila improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Resilience in urban planning and management is strengthened

Urban resilience enhanced through local partnerships

Resilient urban infrastructure constructed in Greater Port Vila

Asset management and institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Port Vila
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The two multipurpose shelters are expected to have positive impacts. Potential negative impacts arise from construction activities can be

substantially mitigated by good construction management. In the case of building refurbishment, proper disposal or recycling of materials will be required as part of the initial environment examination. An initial environment examination has been prepared for the two shelters.

Involuntary Resettlement

Resettlement impacts will be avoided where possible and minimized where unavoidable. A resettlement plan has been prepared for the

two shelters. They are located on government land. There may be partial impacts on trees and temporary displacement of market vendors to an alternative market adjacent to the existing site, with minimal to no impacts on incomes.

Indigenous Peoples

The project is not expected to impact any distinct and vulnerable group of indigenous peoples as defined under SPS 2009, as Vanuatu''s

population comprise mostly of Melanesians. Local communities will receive culturally appropriate benefits and will actively participate in the project.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC) will carry out meaningful consultations with the neighboring households, market vendors, ward communities, and concerned community organizations including women's groups during the detailed engineering design phase of each shelter. PVMC will pay attention to the needs of vulnerable groups, especially those below the poverty line, the elderly, people with

disabilities and women, and their ability to participate in meaningful consultations.

During Project Implementation During the early implementation phase of the project, the Project Coordination Unit will update the indicative consultation and participation plan prepared during project preparation within the first three months after the project implementation and assistance consultants (PIAC) are mobilized. The consultation and participation plan indicates, for each stakeholder group, the types of information, means of communication, sources of information and timing of consultations and communications.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All procurement of services will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement A strategic procurement plan has been developed for the project. Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Jain, Anupma
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 27 Apr 2018
Fact Finding 17 Jun 2020 to 30 Jun 2020
MRM 08 Oct 2020
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Mar 2021

Grant 0779-VAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 08 Dec 2020 05 Feb 2021 15 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.77 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.64 07 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.13 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory -

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Implementation Assistance Consultants (PIAC) Firm - Consulting Active 24 Mar 2021 13 Apr 2021
Design and Supervision Consultants (DSC) Firm - Consulting Active 24 Mar 2021 13 Apr 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan