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Solomon Islands: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53421-002 Status: Approved

The entire project scope will be covered under Tranche 1. Tranche 1 will finance the first slice of the works contract packages and consulting services.

The project is to rehabilitate or upgrade about 35 kilometers of urban and rural roads in Honiara and the surrounding regions in Guadalcanal Province, construct two rural wharves, and reconstruct and strengthen an old wharf in Honiara port. The objective is to improve connectivity, efficiency, and disaster resilience of the 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 aggravate 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 Tranche 1
Project Number 53421-002
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0794-SOL: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project Tranche 1
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 19.46 million
Loan 4086-SOL: Land and Maritime Connectivity Project Tranche 1
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 24.42 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 / Rail 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 entire project scope will be covered under Tranche 1. Tranche 1 will finance the first slice of the works contract packages and consulting services.

The project is to rehabilitate or upgrade about 35 kilometers of urban and rural roads in Honiara and the surrounding regions in Guadalcanal Province, construct two rural wharves, and reconstruct and strengthen an old wharf in Honiara port. The objective is to improve connectivity, efficiency, and disaster resilience of the 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 aggravate 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
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 01 Sep 2020
Approval 09 Jul 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Jul 2021

Grant 0794-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jul 2021 - - 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 19.46 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 19.46 09 Jul 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Jul 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4086-SOL

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.69 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 24.42 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 5.27 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
SOL (53421-002): Land and Maritime Connectivity Project (CW-01) Invitation for Bids Active 28 Jun 2021 02 Sep 2021
SOL (53421-002): Land and Maritime Connectivity Project (CW-01) Invitation for Bids Active 28 May 2021 02 Sep 2021
Construction Supervision Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2020 09 Nov 2020
SOL 53421-002 - Land and Maritime Connectivity Project Advance Notice Active 30 Jul 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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