Samoa: Land Transport Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 54069-001

The PRF will support (i) the preparation of a feasibility study including due diligence. Due diligence will cover technical, economic, financial, safeguards, gender, climate change, and integrity of the ensuing projects; (ii) the preparation of detailed engineering designs for civil works components, which will integrate any measures needed to (a) promote resilience to climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards, (b) support gender equality outcomes including women's economic empowerment through improved access to markets and employment, improved access to services (e.g., healthcare, schools), reducing women's time poverty and ensuring safe and inclusive road networks. The project will also support the executing and implementing agencies in conducting strategic procurement planning and bidding process for advance procurement activities.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shim, Cha-Sang
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    3 November 2021
  • Country
    Samoa
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Land Transport Sector Development Project
Project Number 54069-001
Country Samoa
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6040-SAM: Land Transport Sector Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The PRF will support (i) the preparation of a feasibility study including due diligence. Due diligence will cover technical, economic, financial, safeguards, gender, climate change, and integrity of the ensuing projects; (ii) the preparation of detailed engineering designs for civil works components, which will integrate any measures needed to (a) promote resilience to climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards, (b) support gender equality outcomes including women's economic empowerment through improved access to markets and employment, improved access to services (e.g., healthcare, schools), reducing women's time poverty and ensuring safe and inclusive road networks. The project will also support the executing and implementing agencies in conducting strategic procurement planning and bidding process for advance procurement activities.

The capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to prepare and implement the PRF and the ensuing projects will be strengthened with the establishment of a project management unit (PMU) within the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The PMU will enable the timely start-up and preparation of the ensuing projects and, through support from consultants, provide on-the-job training and knowledge transfer to the executing and implementing agencies, including exploring capacity development for gender-inclusive human resource policies, gender targets for capacity building, and other measures to enhance benefits for women and contribute to gender equality. The PRF will finance the establishment of the PMU.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Samoa (the government) has recognized the vulnerability of existing road and bridge sections in Savaii and Upolu to climate change, which has resulted in obstruction to drainage channels and partial to sometimes full closure of the road. To tackle these issues and make land transport more sustainable, the government has prioritized to upgrade (i) coastal roads in Savaii and (ii) inland roads and bridges in Upolu.

The proposed project readiness financing (PRF) will support the government in preparing project preparatory activities and managing technical and implementation issues upfront to achieve high readiness of the ensuing projects. The project is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, in expanding the focus in small island developing states to strengthen connectivity and access, and with the Pacific Approach in reducing costs by improving domestic and regional connectivity through transport infrastructure, managing risks, enabling value creation, and in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. The proposed facility is also included in ADB's Country Operations Business Plan for 11 Small Pacific Island Countries for 2021-2023. The project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing poverty through building resilient infrastructure. It is also in line with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities in (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities and (ii) strengthening governance and institutional capacity.

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 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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The LTA, jointly with the TISCD, will procure consulting services in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time), ADB Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time), and its associated staff instructions. Subject to satisfactory performance, the PRF's consultants may be retained for the implementation of the ensuing projects to promote consistency, accountability, and efficiency. The issuance of consulting service recruitment notices and requests for proposal under advance contracting will be subject to ADB approval. ADB has advised the government that approval of advance contracting does not commit ADB to finance the PRF.
Procurement The PRF proposes to procure only consulting services and LTA has prior experience in procurement and consultant recruitment under other multilateral development bank (MDB) financed projects, the procurement risk is assessed as low.
Responsible ADB Officer Shim, Cha-Sang
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2020 to 10 Dec 2020
MRM 25 May 2021
Approval 03 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Nov 2021

Grant 6040-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2021 - - 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 5.00 01 Dec 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Dec 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Land Transport Sector Development Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2021
Land Transport Sector Development Project: Project Readiness Finance Report Project Readiness Financing Report Nov 2021

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Detailed design and due diligence consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2021 26 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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