Tonga : Transport Project Development Facility

Sovereign Project | 53045-001

The Project Readiness Financing (PRF) has supported the government in preparing engineering designs, surveys, and other start-up activities (implementation of due diligence and procurement support) for two ensuing projects (Nukualofa Port Upgrade Project and Fangauta Lagoon Bridge Project), together with the improvement of project implementation capacity of the executing and implementing agencies.

Project Details

Project Name Transport Project Development Facility
Project Number 53045-001
Country / Economy Tonga
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6018-TON: Transport Project Development Facility
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender
Description The Project Readiness Financing (PRF) has supported the government in preparing engineering designs, surveys, and other start-up activities (implementation of due diligence and procurement support) for two ensuing projects (Nukualofa Port Upgrade Project and Fangauta Lagoon Bridge Project), together with the improvement of project implementation capacity of the executing and implementing agencies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The PRF and ensuing projects are aligned with the Pacific Approach (2016 to 2020) in reducing costs by improving domestic and regional connectivity through transport infrastructure, managing risks, and enabling value creation. This includes the use of PRF for timely project processing and implementation, strengthening government project management capacity, and, ultimately mobilizing and transferring development finance in greater scale. ADBs Strategy 2030 also expands focus on small island developing states to strengthen connectivity, access, and institutional capacity, while tackling climate change impacts and disaster risks. The proposed PRF and ensuing projects are listed in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2019 to 2021 for Tonga.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Detailed design ongoing.

PMU established and support ongoing.

Geographical Location Nuku'alofa
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The PRF is not expected to have any adverse environmental or social safeguard impacts as it will only involve studies, surveys, designs and bid document preparation for the ensuing projects.
Involuntary Resettlement

The PRF will not have any social or environmental impacts.

Indigenous Peoples The PRF will not have any social or environmental impacts.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In coordination with the IA and relevant government agencies, revisit consultations with affected persons and other stakeholders and assist in disclosing relevant information including draft safeguard documentation in accordance with the laws of the country, ADB SPS and Public Communication Policy 2011.
During Project Implementation Review, confirm and update the grievance redress mechanism (GRM) to ensure affected persons will have opportunities to lodge complaints against noncompliance of safeguards and other project related matters.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The issuance of consulting services recruitment notices or requests for proposal under advance contracting has been subject to ADB approval. All consulting services contracts have been recruited: Royal HaskoningDHV for the detailed design of the port upgrade project; Chodai for the detailed design of the Fangauta Lagoon Bridge Project and individual national consultants for the Project Management Unit.
Procurement Procurement activities are specified in the PRF's project administration manual disclosed in ADB website.
Responsible ADB Officer Shim, Cha-Sang
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Nov 2020
Fact Finding 11 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018
MRM 09 Apr 2019
Approval 18 Jun 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 May 2023

Grant 6018-TON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Jun 2019 19 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 20 Oct 2023 5.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Oct 2023 5.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Deputy Project Coordinator for the Nuku’alofa Port Upgrading Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Deputy Project Coordinator for the Fanga’uta Lagoon Crossing Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Independent Reviewer of the Nuku’alofa Port Upgrading Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental and Socail Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed
Fanga’uta Lagoon Crossing Project Detailed Design Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
NUKU'ALOFA PORT UPGRADING: DETAILED DESIGN CONSULTANT Grant 6018 14 Aug 2019 HASKONINGDHV NEDERLAND B.V. | LAAN 1914 NO. 35 3818 EX AMERSFOORT NETHERLANDS Ministry of Finance 1,598,011.00
PROJECT COORDINATOR (OVERALL) Grant 6018 20 Aug 2019 ANA BING FONUA | HALA'OVAVE NUKU'ALOFA TONGA Ministry of Finance 174,682.71
DEPUTY PROJECT COORDINATOR (BRIDGE) Grant 6018 20 Aug 2019 ANDREA L. TORA | NUKU'ALOFA TONGA Ministry of Finance 145,029.78
CONSULTING SERVICES Grant 6018 25 Oct 2019 CHODAI CO. LTD. IN JV WITH JAPANESE OVERSEAS | 20-4 1-CHOME NIHONBASHI-KAKIGARACHO CHUO-KU TOKYO JAPAN Ministry of Finance 2,505,249.00
DEPUTY PROJECT COORDINATOR (BRIDGE) Grant 6018 05 Nov 2019 ANDREA L TORA | NUKU'ALOFA TONGA Ministry of Finance 145,740.41

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Transport Project Development Facility: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2023