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Papua New Guinea: Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53092-002 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Ari Kalliokoski Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Papua New Guinea
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects
Project Number 53092-002
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9890-PNG: Preparing the Land and Maritime Transport Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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).

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 Port Moresby
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 Ari Kalliokoski
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Department of Transport
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
Department of Works and Implementation
P.O. Box 1108
Boroko, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 05 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Dec 2019

TA 9890-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 27 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00 05 Dec 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
PNG: Review of the Feasibility Studies and Detailed Engineering Designs, and Preparation of Due Diligence Reports for Proposed Transport Projects Firm - Consulting Active 21 Jan 2020 04 Feb 2020

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