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Interisland Shipping Support Project :  Vanuatu

Timetable  |  Financing Plan and TA Utilization

TA Name Interisland Shipping Support Project
Country Vanuatu
TA Number 7288
Project Number 42392- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$500,000
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Environmental Sustainability
Private Sector Development
Description tbd
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Poor transport links constrain economic growth and service delivery in Vanuatu, as the population of around 215,000 is spread over an archipelago of around 60 populated islands. The Government's Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015 and ADB's COBP both call for critical constraints to rural accessibility to be alleviated through improved transport. Rural economic development can be significantly enhanced through safe, reliable, and efficient rural interisland shipping services.
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
The outcome of the PPTA will be agreement between the government, ADB, and NZAID (as a likely cofinancing partner) on the project's scope, objectives, implementation arrangements, and financing structure.
Outputs and Timeframe Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
The output will be a final report suitable for project preparation. The TA will conduct full technical assessment of the civil works including preliminary engineering, economic, social, and environmental assessments; an institutional analysis to determine detailed regulatory reforms; and operational and financial assessment of the franchise tendering scheme including criteria for designating uneconomic routes, affordability to users, and required service standards. All assessments are expected to be complete by the end of July 2009 to enable project fact-finding to be undertaken.
Geographical Location Nationwide
Safeguard Categories Safeguard Categories explained (Launches new browser window)
  Environment B
  Resettlement C
  Indigenous People C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects No major social or environmental impacts are expected from small-scale rural infrastructure and service improvements, but the potential will be investigated through an initial environmental examination and an initial poverty and social analysis.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation
During Project Design Information sharing, consultation and collaborative decision making with Government, civil society nongovernment organizations other development partners and the private sector
During Project Implementation The TA wilt prepare a stakeholder analysis for specific infrastructure interventions and reforms identified under the investment prioritization process indicating roles of various stakeholders in the delivery and receipt of interisland shipping services
Responsible ADB Officer Rishi Ram Adhar
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Concept Clearance 06 May 2009
Fact-finding 23 Feb 2009 to 27 Feb 2009
Approval 25 May 2009
Financing Plan / TA Utilization Top TA Amount
ADB Others Gov Total Approved Amount Revised Amount
$500,000.00 $0.00 $75,000.00 $575,000.00 $500,000.00 $0.00
 Total Commitment Uncommited Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
$427,648.84 $72,351.16 $353,176.90 $146,823.10
2008 Asian Development Bank

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