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Establishment of the Maritime Safety Administration :  Vanuatu

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TA Name Establishment of the Maritime Safety Administration
Country Vanuatu
TA Number 7938
Project Number 42392- 02
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$500,000
A.T.F. - New Zealand T.A. Grant US$1.00  million
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Environmental Sustainability
Private Sector Development
Description The aim of project is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of interisland shipping services through provision of an integrated package of assistance. It comprises two major components:

(a) infrastructure investments in the capital of Port Vila and five outer islands, and

(b) establishment of a shipping support scheme to catalyze the provision of services to remote noncommercial destinations using an output-based aid approach.

The Project is complemented by associated TA to improve sector governance through institutional strengthening and legal and regulatory reforms, and by project management services.
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Private sector operators provide interisland shipping services that are reliable, safe, and adequately frequent
Outputs and Timeframe Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
Improved maritime infrastructure is provided in the capital and rural areas

Shipping support and coordination schemes have been established
Project management services ensure efficient and effective project implementation
The Vanuatu Maritime Safety Administration is established
Geographical Location Vanuatu
Safeguard Categories Safeguard Categories explained (Launches new browser window)
  Environment B
  Resettlement C
  Indigenous People C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment, involuntary resettlement, and indigenous peoples were all assessed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). Civil works as proposed will not result in any significant adverse environmental impact, and all potential environmental impacts can be adequately mitigated and monitored. An initial environmental examination (IEE) incorporating an environmental management and monitoring plan has been prepared for each of the sites. The Governments assessment procedure is compatible with the environmental impact assessment requirements of ADB.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is not expected to require involuntary resettlement or involuntary land acquisition, as nearly all works will be undertaken at the same locations as existing facilities, or for new works in sites where the minimal land required has been documented to be owned by the Government. It is possible that minor voluntary land acquisition may be required at one or two sites. If land acquisition is required, the Government will inform ADB and prepare a resettlement plan according to relevant laws and regulations. A Resettlement Framework has been prepared.
Indigenous People The Project is not expected to have a negative impact on indigenous peoples that would trigger ADBs Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders in project implementation include MFEM; MIPU and its departments of maritime affairs, ports and harbors, and public works; other government departments concerned with rural development; transport services users, including passengers and freight shippers; the private sector; the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT); ADB; and other development partners.

The MFEM established Vanuatu Project Management Unit (VPMU) as a dedicated unit for managing significant projects, responsible for day-to-day project implementation. The government formed a project steering committee to oversee and monitor project implementation, including policy guidance and coordination, technical design and tendering, progress reports, and audited accounts.

A partner harmonization framework will guide coordination between ADB and NZMFAT.
Responsible ADB Officer Rishi Ram Adhar
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Concept Clearance 30 Mar 2010
Fact-finding 19 Apr 2010 to 28 Apr 2010
Approval 30 Nov 2011
Financing Plan / TA Utilization Top TA Amount
ADB Others Gov Total Approved Amount Revised Amount
$500,000.00 $0.00 $498,000.00 $998,000.00
 Total Commitment Uncommited Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
$0.00 $1,500,000.00 $0.00 $1,500,000.00
2008 Asian Development Bank

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