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Suva-Nausori Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Supplementary Loan) :  Fiji, Republic of

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Loan Name Suva-Nausori Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Supplementary Loan)
Country Fiji, Republic of
Loan Number 2603
Project Number 32200- 02
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Ordinary Capital Resources US$23.00  million
Thematic Classification Environmental Sustainability
Economic growth
Sector/Subsector Water and Other Municipal Infrastructure and Services / Water Supply and Sanitation
Description The objective of the project is to assist human and economic development in Fiji through the development of water supply and sewerage services in the Suva and Nausori urban areas. A new water source will be developed, water treatment plants will be extended and rehabilitated, and pipelines and distribution systems will be developed; sewerage pumping stations and trunk services will be rehabilitated, and sewerage networks will be extended. The project will provide water and sewerage services of a standard that is suitable for commercialized operations, and will complement institutional developments that are being assisted by the Bank.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Increased coverage and improved delivery of water supply and sewerage services to the residents of the Suva Nausori area. All physical works to be funded by ADB under the original loan have concluded as of 30 September 2012. 16 Project contracts including both water and sewerage components have been completed. Some related project activities including provision for adequate Alum Solids treatment at Waila and Tamavua Water Plants are still continuing under the supplementary loan. It is evident that more people are accessing both water and sewerage services as delivery networks have been enhanced and extended. Decrease in unplanned water service interruption and sewer spills have also been noted. Work has started on rectifying water leaks/loss areas and identifying and reducing unaccounted water outflows. A good measure of the impacts and outcomes achievement of the project will be possible after the activities under the Supplementary loan are completed and the EA collates all the relevant data against the baseline figures.
Implementation Progress
Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
1. Corporatized urban water and sewerage services
2. Community education and awareness program implemented and community liaison officer recruited
3. Waila and Tamavua water treatment plants upgraded
4. Kinoya sewage treatment plant upgraded
5. Water supply network rehabilitated and augmented, water supply loss programs implemented, and capacity for leak detection and repair improved
6. Sewerage system expanded to new and "backlog" areas, and existing network rehabilitated
1. WAF officially commenced operations on 1 January 2010 and its staff plan is now completed. This task is complete.
2. Community education and awareness program is an ongoing task.
3. The Government has reviewed the Alum Solids treatment requirements of this component and civil works has commenced from March 2013 to be financed under the supplementary loan.
4. Rehabilitation and Refurbishing of Kinoya Sewage Treatment Plant has been completed with the new sludge digestor and flares working well.
5. Recruitment of individual consultants (Senior Water Engineer, Senior Wastewater Engineer, Senior Environmental Engineer and/or Scientist and Water Loss Engineer) is completed and all four engineers are onboard.
6. For the Smabula and Suva Point backlog sewere component, the contracts were awarded in 2012 and work is nearing completion with commissioning now expected in October 2013.
Safeguard Categories Safeguard Categories explained (Launches new browser window)
  Environment B
  Resettlement B
  Indigenous People C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An initial environmental examination for the Project has confirmed the classification as category B. The Project's overall environmental effects are positive. It will benefit the environment through (i) a substantial reduction of sewage entering the groundwater, streams, and the sea because of inadequate treatment in septic tanks; (ii) a substantial reduction of sewage pump station failures and consequent overflows, which often seriously affect low-lying communities near coastal waters; (iii) the provision of sludge treatment facilities at the two project water treatment plants; and (iv) better performance and effluent quality from the Kinoya sewage treatment plant. The rehabilitation and augmentation of that plant will enable access to carbon credits through the Clean Development Mechanism. These improvements will help to reduce the pollution of streams, drains, and coastal waters in the project area. Environmental monitoring and management plans, incorporated into civil works contracts, are being implemented effectively and are monitored by the WSD's environment officer.
Involuntary Resettlement Very Limited impact - Short land acquisition and resettlement plans were prepared and updated during the detailed design phase. The resettlement plans were disclosed to affected people and posted on the ADB website.
Indigenous People No Impact
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation
During Project Design Community leaders were consulted, consumer surveys were carried out, and beneficiary participation developed for project implementation. Public consultations during the feasibility study focused on the issues of land availability and social impact assessment of the various project components. In particular, the feasibility study team met with village leaders and a group of women fisherfolk in the Rewa River area.
Such consultation with the affected communities will be an ongoing process during project implementation.
During Project Implementation Consultations with relevant stakeholders maintained.
Responsible ADB Officer Vijay Narayan
Alain Goffeau
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Pacific Subregional Office
Concept Clearance 20 Jul 2009
Fact-finding 04 Aug 2009 to 07 Aug 2009
Board Approval 15 Dec 2009
Loan No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual
2603-FIJ 15 Dec 09 18 May 10 01 Jul 10 31 Dec 12 31 Dec 13 -

Financing Plan Top Loan Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 23.00
ADB 23.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
15,410,094.774 0%
Cumulative Disbursements
5,909,380.450 0%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
2008 Asian Development Bank

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