52201-002: Preparing the Civil Aviation Investment Program | Asian Development Bank

Papua New Guinea: Preparing the Civil Aviation Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52201-002 Status: Active

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will analyze prevalent aviation sector issues and prepare and/or update the longer-term aviation sector roadmap, policy framework, and investment program considering lessons from the ongoing Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP). The outputs of the TA will help develop new program for ADB''s further assistance in the sector.

Project Details

Project Officer
Ishenaliev, Rustam I. Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Papua New Guinea
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Preparing the Civil Aviation Investment Program
Project Number 52201-002
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9644-PNG: Preparing the Civil Aviation Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will analyze prevalent aviation sector issues and prepare and/or update the longer-term aviation sector roadmap, policy framework, and investment program considering lessons from the ongoing Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP). The outputs of the TA will help develop new program for ADB''s further assistance in the sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) requested assistance from ADB to continue supporting the civil aviation sector following successful achievements under the ongoing CADIP. Air transport services play a critical role in PNG's domestic mobility due to the country's geography. PNG sits in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, north of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It comprises both the mainland and some 600 offshore islands with population of about 7 million, of which approximately 85% live in rural areas whilst the other 15% lives in the ten major urban areas.

Government's priorities in Medium-Term Development Plan III (MTDP III) place tourism, agriculture, and connectivity as key development targets with high expectation on air transport. For transport sector, strategic directions are provided in the National Transport Strategy which aims to provide an affordable and equitable balance between transport services that serve PNG's main economic sectors and those that provide reliable access to PNG's widely distributed rural population.

The government's priority outlined in MTDP III for the aviation sector is to link PNG's rural hinterlands, especially the economically vibrant isolated market segments through provision of safe, reliable and cost-effective air transport services that promotes tourism and greater socio-economic activities. In doing so, strategic focus will be to: (i) continue strengthening sector policies and institutions and achieve ICAO and CASA compliance for all remaining airports; (ii) upgrade and modernize land- and air-side facilities for selected airports to handle larger jets and meet the demand for passenger and cargo transport; (iii) increase usage of rural airstrips up to 50% for equitable and balanced delivery of public services to wider population of PNG; and (iv) enable public-private partnership for the Jacksons International Airport.

The proposed TA will analyze lessons from CADIP and prevalent sector issues to (i) prepare and/or update aviation sector roadmap, policy framework and medium to long-term investment plan, where policy framework will identify critical policy actions to achieve operational efficiency, compliance with ICAO safety standards and enable equitable and affordable air transport services to wider PNG population; (ii) introduce hub-and-spoke concepts for air transport services and validate feasibility of modernizing and upgrading selected national and regional airports as well as viability of selected rural airstrips; and (iii) undertake due diligence to prepare subsequent program including aviation sector assessment; technical, economic, and financial appraisals; environmental, social, and poverty impact, and procurement assessments.

Impact Affordable and equitable balance between transport services that serve Papua New Guinea's main economic sectors and those that provide reliable access to its widely distributed rural population (National Transport Strategy)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A comprehensive investment program for the aviation sector suitable for ADB financing prepared
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Roadmap, policy framework and investment program prepared

Hub-and-spoke system for air transport services prepared

Due diligence for investment projects undertaken

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Jacksons International Airport, Madang Airport, Tokua Airport
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will purchase, through the consulting firm, the necessary equipment. The procurement method will be shopping for 1 contract. Procurement of goods will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and disposal will follow relevant project administration instructions. Disbursement under the TA will follow ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement 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 Ishenaliev, Rustam I.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transport
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Department of Treasury
6/F The Treasury Building, Lamana Road
P.O Box 542, Waigani Drive, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Oct 2018
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Nov 2018

TA 9644-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2018 - - 31 Dec 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,515,000.00 16 Nov 2018 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm/Team Firm - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2018 28 Oct 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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