Regional: Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific
The transaction TA facility will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects comprising (i) the Suva Port Development Project in Fiji, and (ii) the Rarotonga Airport Infrastructure Upgrade Project in Cook Islands. All ensuing projects are in the transport sector. This TA is listed in the Regional Operations Business Plan for the Pacific in the period 2020-2022.
Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
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|Project Name||Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific|
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Air transport - Multimodal logistics - Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The transaction TA facility will provide project preparation support to a series of ensuing projects comprising (i) the Suva Port Development Project in Fiji, and (ii) the Rarotonga Airport Infrastructure Upgrade Project in Cook Islands. All ensuing projects are in the transport sector. This TA is listed in the Regional Operations Business Plan for the Pacific in the period 2020-2022.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB's Pacific DMCs are scattered across 30 million km2 of ocean - or one-third of the Earth's surface - while their combined landmass represents less than 2% of this total. The Pacific DMCs, with the exception of Papua New Guinea, can be characterized as small, remote, and fragmented island groups with limited resource bases, fairly undiversified economies, and dependent on imports. Pacific DMCs face severe constraints caused by geography, infrastructure, climate change impacts and increasingly frequent occurrences of disasters triggered by natural hazards.
The Pacific DMCs have made considerable progress toward increasing connectivity. However, there is still a pronounced need to increase connectivity across the region as a number of challenges remain to be addressed. Pacific DMCs need assistance to enhance transport connectivity and resilience of their transport through (i) maritime links between regions, countries and populations; (ii) airports and runways to link countries and communities; and (iii) road infrastructure and services to connect communities to key resources and economic opportunities. The TA will provide support to identity and prepare projects and provide policy advice for strategic planning with the aim of building strong, inclusive economies, while mitigating the key challenges that are associated with the geographic isolation and limited resources.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PATC|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||29 Apr 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 May 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Apr 2020||-||29 Apr 2020||30 Apr 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|5,000,000.00||500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,500,000.00||18 Nov 2021||547,143.43|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Apr 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Roadmap for the Development of the Maritime Transport Sector and a feasibility Study on maritime infrastructure on the selected outer islands in Kiribati||Firm - Consulting||Closed||04 Nov 2021||18 Nov 2021|
|Climate Change Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Sep 2021||16 Sep 2021|
|Technical Advisor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||24 Aug 2021||30 Aug 2021|
|Senior Road Safety Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Oct 2020||16 Oct 2020|
|Rarotonga Airport Infrastructure Upgrade Project||Firm - Consulting||Closed||08 Feb 2020||28 Feb 2020|
|Feasibility Study for Enhancing Maritime Transport Connectivity and Resilience in Niue||Firm - Consulting||Closed||07 Feb 2020||26 Feb 2020|
|Suva Port - Strategic Review of Development Options||Firm - Consulting||Closed||25 Jan 2020||14 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 9968||23 Oct 2020||Leading Edge Aviation Planning Professionals Pty L(AUSTRALIA) | Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, 90 Sip Drive Sippy Downs, Queensland 4556 Austr||Asian Development Bank||854,487.00||—|
|Project Preparatory||Technical Assistance 9968||04 Aug 2020||HASKONING AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED(AUSTRALIA) in association with HaskoningDHV Nederland B.V., Netherlands(NETHERLANDS) | Level 14, 56 Berry Street, North Sydney, Sydney Australia||Asian Development Bank||993,730.00||—|
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