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Solomon Islands: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53421-001 Status: Approved

The project is to rehabilitate or upgrade about 35 kilometers of urban and rural roads in Honiara city and the surrounding regions in Guadalcanal Province, construct 2 rural wharves, and reconstruct and strengthen an old wharf in Honiara port. The objective is to improve connectivity, efficiency, and disaster resilience of transportation network in Solomon Islands. The east-west Guadalcanal road corridor is in deteriorating condition, critical urban road sections have capacity constraints leading to traffic congestion, and inadequate maritime facilities aggravating efficiency of shipping services. The proposed project will provide road and maritime infrastructure, ensuring access to basic services, increase income generating opportunities, and promote social cohesiveness.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kawabata, Tomoaki Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Solomon Islands
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Land and Maritime Connectivity Project
Project Number 53421-001
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0110-SOL: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 74.46 million
MFF Facility Concept 0110-SOL: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 74.42 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban roads and traffic management - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project is to rehabilitate or upgrade about 35 kilometers of urban and rural roads in Honiara city and the surrounding regions in Guadalcanal Province, construct 2 rural wharves, and reconstruct and strengthen an old wharf in Honiara port. The objective is to improve connectivity, efficiency, and disaster resilience of transportation network in Solomon Islands. The east-west Guadalcanal road corridor is in deteriorating condition, critical urban road sections have capacity constraints leading to traffic congestion, and inadequate maritime facilities aggravating efficiency of shipping services. The proposed project will provide road and maritime infrastructure, ensuring access to basic services, increase income generating opportunities, and promote social cohesiveness.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Access to essential services and productive resources and markets provided to all Solomon Islanders (National Development Strategy, 2016-2035).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Connectivity, efficiency, and disaster resilience of transportation network in Solomon Islands improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road transport infrastructure rehabilitated and climate proofed

Maritime transport infrastructure constructed and made resilient to disaster risks

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location 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 Kawabata, Tomoaki
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 May 2020
Fact Finding 03 Jun 2020 to 17 Jun 2020
MRM 01 Sep 2020
Approval 04 Jun 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Jun 2021

MFF Facility Concept 0110-SOL

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 170.71 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 148.88 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 21.83 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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