Solomon Islands : Preparing the Honiara Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project (Project Readiness Financing)

Sovereign Project | 55198-001

The project readiness financing (PRF) is required given (i) the weak capacity in the implementing agencies, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and Honiara City Council (HCC); (ii) the need to prepare an implementation-ready project for efficient use of funds considering resource constraints; (iii) the significant support required to strengthen the enabling environment; (iv) the need for strong coordination; and (v) the importance of early and continuous engagement with beneficiaries. The PRF will create an enabling environment for the sector and for the ensuing project. It will support the government to achieve a high level of readiness for the ensuing project.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hampel-Milagrosa, Aimee
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Solomon Islands
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Preparing the Honiara Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project (Project Readiness Financing)
Project Number 55198-001
Country / Economy Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 6044-SOL: Preparing the Honiara Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project (Project Readiness Financing)
Asian Development Fund US$ 3.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP4: Making cities more livable
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management

Gender
Description The project readiness financing (PRF) is required given (i) the weak capacity in the implementing agencies, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and Honiara City Council (HCC); (ii) the need to prepare an implementation-ready project for efficient use of funds considering resource constraints; (iii) the significant support required to strengthen the enabling environment; (iv) the need for strong coordination; and (v) the importance of early and continuous engagement with beneficiaries. The PRF will create an enabling environment for the sector and for the ensuing project. It will support the government to achieve a high level of readiness for the ensuing project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of Solomon Islands has requested ADB assistance for solid waste management (SWM) for the first time. The request aligns with the recently approved SWM roadmap, the National Development Strategy 2016-2035, National Infrastructure Investment Plan 2013-2023, National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy 2017-2026, and HCC's Solid Waste Management Plan (2018-2027). The request also aligns with (i) ADB's Strategy 2030, specifically the differentiated approach for small island developing states and fragile and conflict-affected situations with the strong focus on enabling environment, and operational priorities on poverty (OP1) and inequality (OP2), climate change, disaster resilience and the environment (OP3), city livability (OP4), and governance (OP6); (ii) ADB's Pacific Approach 2021-2025, which emphasizes stronger urban services delivery; and (iii) ADB's Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies.
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 Honiara
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.
Involuntary Resettlement The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.
Indigenous Peoples The PRF has not been categorized in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) because the proposed activities consist only of consulting services and a pilot activity that focuses on waste collection services, with no civil works; therefore, the PRF does not trigger safeguards requirements.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stakeholders and partners are consulted and engaged to ensure that outcomes in Honiara are coordinated and effective at improving SWM management in the city and its surrounding areas.
During Project Implementation Consultations with affected persons and other stakeholders, including nongovernment civil society organizations, are regularly held for information dissemination and update of project implementation progress.
Responsible ADB Officer Hampel-Milagrosa, Aimee
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Apr 2023
Fact Finding 24 Aug 2021 to 31 Aug 2021
MRM 09 Nov 2021
Approval 09 Feb 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2024

Grant 6044-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Feb 2022 07 Mar 2022 05 Apr 2022 31 Oct 2025 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.32 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 23 Jan 2024 2.97 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.32 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jan 2024 0.66 0.00 22%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management Expert (National) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Expert (International) Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing the Honiara Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Preparing the Honiara Sustainable Solid Waste Management Project Grant 6044 18 Sep 2022 COWI A/S | Parallelvej 2, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark Ministry of Finance and Treasury 2,887,550.00

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