Strengthening Solomon Islands' Maritime Safety and Establishing the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety (ADB-49461-001)

  • Solomon Islands
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 29, 2016
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Government of Solomon Islands
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  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 1, 2016

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Project Description

The Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) needs further technical assistance (TA) to enable it to become an entity that is capable of addressing the changing environment in the international maritime community. The proposed TA will assess current organizational structure, job description, functionalities and recommend an appropriate restructuring model for SIMSA. It will introduce new divisions and job functions as suitable to meet administrative, safety and security, aids to navigation, hydrography, marine search and rescue and environmental obligations as required by IMO and UNCLOS and other international maritime conventions and organisations where Solomon Islands is a signatory. The proposed TA will recommend and provide an intensive training program for the restructured SIMSA staff to better educate on the reforms and enhance ownership and long term implementation of the reforms in line with international standards. Relevant training programs will be proposed for ship owners and stakeholders to improve awareness on the requirements in the international maritime community and need to align with reforms in SIMSA.


Investment Description

Contact Information

Ministry of Infrastructure Development
PO Box 1213
Honiara, Solomon Islands

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