The project will involve a combination of structural and non-structural measures to achieve, in a cost effective manner, a level of flood hazard protection for the Nadi town and the lower Nadi river floodplain that is desired and accepted by stakeholders.
|Project Name||Preparing the Nadi Flood Alleviation Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will involve a combination of structural and non-structural measures to achieve, in a cost effective manner, a level of flood hazard protection for the Nadi town and the lower Nadi river floodplain that is desired and accepted by stakeholders.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Located on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu, and with an urban population of 59,717 (2017 census), Nadi is Fiji's fourth largest city after Suva, Nasinu and Lautoka. Established on the confluence of the Nadi and Malakua rivers, tourism and agricultural production dominate the local economy. With tourist numbers growing 6.4% annually since 2014, Nadi International Airport located 9 kilometres from town was the principal port of 842,884 international visitors in 2017. The prospering tourist industry, accounting for earnings equivalent to 19.1% of GDP (2017), ensures Nadi will remain the commercial and tourism centre of Fiji. As major flood events have consistently and severely interrupted economic activity, the government has continually emphasized the strategic economic importance of protecting Nadi from increasingly regular flood events.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Nadi River|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||The first consultative workshop with multi-stakeholders was conducted in 2019 on the flooding situation and related issues in Nadi, together with an overview of the priority project, opportunities, and constraints. Community consultations were conducted late 2019 with 35 villages and settlements to increase awareness of project and gather the perceived impacts of the designs to their lives, their communities, livelihoods, and environment. Focus Group Discussions were conducted for 8 selected communities in 2020, to inform the social impact assessment report.|
ADB will recruit a firm and individual consultants to deliver on the terms of reference.
The firm will be recruited using the Single Source Selection and a mix of individual national and international consultants will be recruited for the remaining TA tasks.
|Procurement||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Uusimaa, Hanna K.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji|
Ministry of Economy
Level 5x Ro Lalabalavu House
370 Victoria Parade
|Approval||05 Apr 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||04 May 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Apr 2019||04 May 2019||04 May 2019||31 Dec 2019||30 Apr 2022||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||15,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,015,000.00||05 Apr 2019||1,034,423.66|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Nadi Flood Alleviation Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Mar 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Gender Consultant-Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Nov 2020||15 Nov 2020|
|National Land Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jan 2020||28 Jan 2020|
|National Terrestrial Ecologist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||29 Nov 2019||15 Dec 2019|
|Environmental (aquatic ecology) and social development specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Nov 2019||04 Dec 2019|
|National-Social Safeguards, Social Development & Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Jul 2019||22 Jul 2019|
|International-Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jun 2019||10 Jul 2019|
|Riskscape Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Jun 2019||27 Jun 2019|
|Environment Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Jun 2019||12 Jun 2019|
|International-Social Development & Gender Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Jun 2019||12 Jun 2019|
|National-Environmental Specialist (Terrestrial)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 May 2019||04 Jun 2019|
|International-Institutional Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 May 2019||12 May 2019|
|National-Financial Management Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Apr 2019||25 Apr 2019|
|National-Institutional Development Specialist (Urban Planning)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Apr 2019||14 Apr 2019|
|International-Economics Analysis Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Apr 2019||12 Apr 2019|
|International-Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2019||20 Apr 2019|
|International-Aquatic Ecologist Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2019||13 Apr 2019|
|International-EIA Specialist & Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2019||20 Apr 2019|
|National-Communication & Participation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2019||15 Apr 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9724||08 May 2019||YACHIYO ENGINEERING CO., LTD. (JAPAN)||2-18-12, NISHIOCHIAI SHINJU-KU, TOKYO 161-8575 JAPAN||Ministry of Economy||Consulting Services||1,069,978.00||—|
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