Timor-Leste: Capacity Building for Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 52320-004

The Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project has complex implementation arrangements where the Integrated Project Management Unit (IPMU) will be the main entity responsible for project implementation and overall airport development program including the project, the new terminal development financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and operation and maintenance public-private partnership transaction. The IPMU will be supported by a Project Management Company fully financed by the government. As various activities going in parallel at the operating airport, it is utmost important the work streams are harmonized to eliminate any gap. Given that the implementation of the project is during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, close coordination and capacity supports are needed to ensure the risks during implementations are mitigated as appropriate.

Project Details

Project Name Capacity Building for Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project
Project Number 52320-004
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6836-TIM: Implementation Support for Airport Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project has complex implementation arrangements where the Integrated Project Management Unit (IPMU) will be the main entity responsible for project implementation and overall airport development program including the project, the new terminal development financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and operation and maintenance public-private partnership transaction. The IPMU will be supported by a Project Management Company fully financed by the government. As various activities going in parallel at the operating airport, it is utmost important the work streams are harmonized to eliminate any gap. Given that the implementation of the project is during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, close coordination and capacity supports are needed to ensure the risks during implementations are mitigated as appropriate.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA aims to help deliver outputs and mitigate the project risks under the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Expansion Project through capacity development and implementation support. The project loan was approved on 2 September 2021. The project will improve facilities at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (PNLIA) in Dili, the main gateway airport to Timor-Leste, with extension of the airport runway to meet international safety standards and construction of a new air traffic control tower, taxiways, aprons, and an aeronautical ground lighting system to support the upgraded runway. The project will also enhance the organizational and management capacity of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), the Air Navigation Administration of Timor-Leste, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Timor-Leste to ensure the long-term sustainability of the airport facility and operation. The project will help to establish better air connectivity within and outside the country by enhancing the efficiency and safety of air transport of passengers and goods. Private sector participation is envisaged for the operation and maintenance of the airport, and the government has already appointed the International Finance Corporation as its transaction advisor.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 Shim, Chaorin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Council for Administration of the Infrastructure Fund (also Conselho Administrativo do Fundo Infraestrutura)
Palacio do Governo,Ministry of Finance
Edificio 5, 1 Andar Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 23 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Nov 2021

TA 6836-TIM

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 - 0.00

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