Papua New Guinea: Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects
The TRTA will (i) support the assessment of the existing transport sector strategy, road map, policy framework, and medium to long-term investment plan to ensure reliable, inclusive, and sustainable operation of the programs; (ii) review of the feasibility study and detailed engineering designs, to be prepared through a separate project readiness financing (PRF), to ensure optimized engineering solutions and measures, including measures for climate change adaptation; (iii) design the social development and poverty component for the proposed transport program; and (iv) prepare ADB loan processing documents, including a sector assessment, financial analysis, financial management assessment, procurement risk assessment, risk assessment and management plan, poverty and social assessment, gender analysis and gender action plan, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, and assessment of implementation arrangements of ensuing projects.
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Papua New Guinea
|Project Name||Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects|
|Country||Papua New Guinea
|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||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TRTA will (i) support the assessment of the existing transport sector strategy, road map, policy framework, and medium to long-term investment plan to ensure reliable, inclusive, and sustainable operation of the programs; (ii) review of the feasibility study and detailed engineering designs, to be prepared through a separate project readiness financing (PRF), to ensure optimized engineering solutions and measures, including measures for climate change adaptation; (iii) design the social development and poverty component for the proposed transport program; and (iv) prepare ADB loan processing documents, including a sector assessment, financial analysis, financial management assessment, procurement risk assessment, risk assessment and management plan, poverty and social assessment, gender analysis and gender action plan, climate risk and vulnerability assessment, and assessment of implementation arrangements of ensuing projects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Development Strategic Plan (DSP) 2010-2030 of the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) recognizes the northern region corridor as one of the most critical economic corridors in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The northern region corridor program has been identified as a priority investment in both the Medium-Term Development Plan III (MTDP III, 2018-2022) and the PNG National Road Network Strategy (2018-2037). The northern road corridor starts at the Indonesian -PNG border at Wutung near Vanimo (capital of West Sepik Province) and extends southeast along the northern coast to Wewak (capital of East Sepik Province), Angoram and Madang (capital of Madang Province), then farther south via Lae (capital of Morobe Province) and finally to Kerema (capital of Gulf Province) on the south coast of New Guinea island. The total length of the northern region corridor is 1,457 km. It connects the ports of Vanimo, Wewak, Madang, and Lae to the Highlands highway and southern region corridor. The existing northern region road is largely in very poor condition. Significant parts are unpaved earth roads and many of them are single lanes that need to be widened to two lanes. The route includes three missing links: (i) Vanimo-Aitape (106 km), (ii) Bogia-Angoram (101 km), and (iii) Wau-Malalaua (133 km). Vanimo and Wewak ports are potential hubs for palm oil exports and are in poor condition and require upgrading in terms of channel dredging, wharf extension and general infrastructure updates. Vanimo and Wewak have no customs facilities. Servicing international maritime trade from Vanimo and Wewak to Indonesia and beyond will play a key role in the economic growth of the northern coast area.
The transaction TA (TRTA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building to a series of ensuing projects, comprising: (i) Northern region road corridor from Wutung to Angoram (Momase international highway), (ii) Northern region road corridor from Lae to Malalaua via the Wau-Bulolo highway (Trans-Island Highway); and (iii) Highlands Region Road Improvement Investment Program (Phase 2). All ensuing projects are in the transport sector. The TRTA is listed in the current county operations business plan (COBP).
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Port Moresby|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kalliokoski, Ari|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PATC|
Department of Transport
Papua New Guinea Department of Works and Implementation
P.O. Box 1108
Papua New Guinea
|Approval||05 Dec 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||06 Dec 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2019||27 Dec 2019||27 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|2,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,500,000.00||18 Nov 2021||281,643.81|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Gender and Social Development Officer (National)||Individual - Consulting||Active||19 Nov 2021||01 Dec 2021|
|Gender and Social Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||30 Oct 2021||07 Nov 2021|
|Gender and Social Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Mar 2020||29 Mar 2020|
|Highway Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Feb 2020||27 Feb 2020|
|Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Feb 2020||25 Feb 2020|
|Rural Development / Income Livelihood Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Feb 2020||26 Feb 2020|
|Rural Development Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Feb 2020||26 Feb 2020|
|Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Feb 2020||24 Feb 2020|
|Environment Safeguards Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Feb 2020||24 Feb 2020|
|PNG: Review of the Feasibility Studies and Detailed Engineering Designs, and Preparation of Due Diligence Reports for Proposed Transport Projects||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Jan 2020||11 Feb 2020|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9890||03 Aug 2020||GHD Australia Pty Ltd(AUSTRALIA) in association with GHD PTY LTD., NZL(NEW ZEALAND) | LEVEL 7, 16 MARCUS CLARKE ST., CANBERRA AUSTRALIA||Department of Works and Implementation||1,807,965.00||—|
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