The proposed loan (the Project) intends to establish a sustainable civil aviation network to support economic growth and reduce poverty in rural areas by realizing safer, more efficient, and more accessible all-weather air transport services. The project will finance strengthening and upgrading of runways, aprons, taxiways and terminal buildings, to bring Papua New Guinea's (PNG) national airports into compliance with national aviation safety and security standards and accommodate future traffic growth. The project will also develop a sustainable approach to extending aviation services to rural areas with promising economic potential by financing a pilot project to provide all-weather rural feeder airstrips to act as rural hubs linking remote grass airstrips to markets and service centers. Aviation safety and efficiency will also be improved by upgrading air navigation and weather services for civil aviation.
|Project Name||Civil Aviation Development Investment Project II (formerly Second Civil Aviation Development Investment Program)|
|Country||Papua New Guinea
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural market infrastructure
Transport / Air transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed loan (the Project) intends to establish a sustainable civil aviation network to support economic growth and reduce poverty in rural areas by realizing safer, more efficient, and more accessible all-weather air transport services. The project will finance strengthening and upgrading of runways, aprons, taxiways and terminal buildings, to bring Papua New Guinea's (PNG) national airports into compliance with national aviation safety and security standards and accommodate future traffic growth. The project will also develop a sustainable approach to extending aviation services to rural areas with promising economic potential by financing a pilot project to provide all-weather rural feeder airstrips to act as rural hubs linking remote grass airstrips to markets and service centers. Aviation safety and efficiency will also be improved by upgrading air navigation and weather services for civil aviation. Support will also be provided for institutional strengthening civil aviation sector agencies and developing the capacity of their staff.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The country's rugged, mountainous terrain, and dispersed archipelago present significant challenges for rural access. Although many regions have good agriculture potential, lack of transport connectivity prevents producers from reaching markets and hampers the provision of health, education, and other social services. Problems of inaccessibility are among the main reasons that PNG's social indicators lag those of other countries with similar per capita incomes. PNG was ranked 155th out of 186 countries in the 2018 human development index.
PNG's unique geography of islands and mountainous terrain leaves many areas isolated with little access to the rest of the country. The national road network is not extensive and largely confined to parts of the northwest and southeast coasts which leaves most of the country without access.
The aviation industry plays a vital role in the changing economic and social development of the country. In many remote parts of PNG, air transport will continue to be the only possible means to link to the main urban centers.
|Impact||An affordable and equitable balance attained between transport services that serve PNG's main economic sectors and those that provide reliable access to PNG's widely distributed rural population (National Transport Strategy)|
|Outcome||Aviation safety, efficiency, and network coverage improved.|
National airports upgraded.
Air navigation and weather services upgraded.
Rural airstrips improved and piloted.
Civil aviation institutions strengthened, and capacity developed.
|Geographical Location||Nation-wide, Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is proposed as category B for environment.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is proposed as category B for involuntary resettlement. No major land is not anticipated to be acquired for the project. Airport upgrades will attempt to remain within the existing aerodrome boundary owned by the government, but there may be a need to acquire additional land at one of the airports. Some trees and/or crops planted by surrounding communities in the vicinity could be affected but it is not expected to be significant.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is proposed as category C for indigenous people. The project will not have any impact on distinct and vulnerable groups of indigenous peoples as defined by ADB SPS. Initial due diligence will be conducted on the need for the preparation of an IPP/DDR given that the land used for the airstrips to be rehabilitated may be on customary land.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The main stakeholders of the project include government agencies (local and provincial government and administration), community chiefs, airport and airstrip users, business community, landowners, potentially affected persons, and civil society and religious groups. During project design, the team will ensure their participation during consultations and project awareness activities.
Stakeholder analysis will be undertaken to identify important stakeholders and their concerns, roles and influence in the project. Public meetings and focus group discussions will be held to communicate and consult with stakeholders, to get their views and suggestions on the proposed project and how positive impacts can be maximized.
The project team will explore opportunities for the creation of income generating activities within the vicinity of the airport, by consulting with affected persons and other stakeholders for consideration in the project design.
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Haider, Syed Hussain|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PATC|
|Concept Clearance||07 Apr 2020|
|Fact Finding||26 Oct 2020 to 30 Oct 2020|
|MRM||15 Dec 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||13 Apr 2020|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Civil Aviation Development Investment Project II: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Mar 2020|
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