Project Data Sheet

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Project Name
Country Cook Islands
Project/Program Number 32536-013
Geographical Location Rarotonga and Aitutaki
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Sector Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Waste Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The principle objective of the Project is to facilitate sustainable and appropriate solid waste management practices in Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The project will contribute to the achievement of the longer term goals of safeguarding public health and the environment, supporting private sector participation in solid waste management practices, and increasing the public's awareness of responsible solid waste management practices. The Project includes the construction of fully engineered, environmentally sound landfills in Rarotonga and Aitutaki.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To help and reverse the environmental degradation caused by inadequate solid waste management practices in Rarotonga and Aitutaki. The Project will assist the Government to improve the efficiency of the delivery of urban services, through institutional reform, encouraging private sector participation.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Provision has been made for a total of 11 person-months of international consulting services and 30 person-months of local consulting services. Services will include assistance in project management, civil works investigation and design, construction supervision, procurement of goods, and environmental assessment. Consultants will also provide training in landfill management and environmental monitoring. The consultants will be recruited in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Provision has been made for two civil works contract estimated to cost $0.3 million and $0.2 million respectively, to be awarded for the construction of the landfills under the Bank's international shopping procedures. A third contract, estimated to cost $0.3 million equivalent, will be awarded under the Bank's international shopping procedures for the supply of landfill operating equipment. Light vehicles and office equipment will be procured by direct procurement procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 17 May 1999 to 28 May 1999
Management Review Meeting 15 Jun 1999
Approval 17 Jul 2001


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions SPRM
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Mr. Kevin Carr, Financial Secretary,


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