Regional : Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 53182-001

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 to 2022.

Project Details

Project Name Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific
Project Number 53182-001
Country / Economy Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9968-REG: Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
TA 9968-REG: Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 700,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9968-REG: Preparing Projects to Enhance Transport Connectivity and Resilience in the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.30 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport - Multimodal logistics - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender 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 to 2022.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Pacific DMCs of ADB 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.

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 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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Sakai, Tsuneyuki
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2022

TA 9968-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Apr 2020 - 29 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,500,000.00 07 Dec 2023 2,822,614.69

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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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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Claims and Dispute Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Road and Traffic Engineering Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Maritime Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Maritime Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Civil Aviation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist / Capacity Building Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
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
Climate Change Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Technical Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Road Safety Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Rarotonga Airport Infrastructure Upgrade Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Feasibility Study for Enhancing Maritime Transport Connectivity and Resilience in Niue Firm - Consulting Closed
Suva Port - Strategic Review of Development Options Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9968 01 Jul 2022 GHD Australia Pty Ltd (AUSTRALIA) in association with UNSW Sydney (AUSTRALIA) | LEVEL 7, 16 MARCUS CLARKE ST., CANBERRA 2601 AUSTRALIA Asian Development Bank 948,887.00
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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.