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Te Waa n oo

Sector Title Waa n Oo
Implementing Agency Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development
Project

Summary

 

 

Lead Partner Outer Island Council (for Beru, Marakei, Abaiang, Tab-South, Tab-North, Banaba, Maiana, Abemama, Tabuaeran, Aranuka, Kuria, Nikunau, Nonouti and Teraina)

Financing

Observer Fund: $651,338.40+$76,862.17 + $76,862.17 + $96,112.17 + $90,612.15
Development Objectives

The key objectives of this project include the following:

  • Provided affordable fishing canoes (waa n oo) to enhance food security and promote economic growth for the fishermen.
  • Sustained traditional fishing practices and knowledge of Kiribati locals.
  • Improved/ increased income earning to the people of the outer-islands.
  • Enhanced sustainable livelihood of the locals on the outer-islands.
Outputs

The outputs expected to be derived from the project are appended below:

  • Affordable fishing canoe that will be distributed to people of Kiribati
  • Address the need of fishing canoe which it would reduce “Poverty”
  • Provide a last long fishing canoe.
  • To improve the livelihood of the community
  • Improve/ increase income earning to the people of Kiribati.
Project

Background

  • The Project would provide 50 Canoes to the people of Kiribati
  • The office (MFMRD) would provide materials and labour charges to the Island Council
  • The Council would find her own builder to construct the 50 canoes on the Island
  • The Council together with the assistance of Fisheries Assistant on the Island will coordinate, manage and monitor the progress of the construction.
  • The Council is responsible to report to the office the progress of the construction.
  •  The management of the project would be the responsibility of the Council and therefore the Council will be directly responsible for its management.  This includes the distribution of the canoes and sustaining the project
Status Last Quarter Aranuka

  • To date, the construction has not yet commenced as the issue of ripping the dakua (6×2) is not yet settled. The materials (dakua) had shipped back to Tarawa and were kept at Joinery for ripping. The materials could not be ripped as per the Council advice on the sizes.  However, the letter has been sent to Aranuka seeking their advice and decision on the sizes of the ripped dakua.  To date, we still not received yet their response.  They advised that they will send their response this week (third week of November).

Beru

  • Construction commenced and so far 45 canoes completed with 5 remaining to be built. Canoes have been sold at a price of $200.00
  • The construction is still progressing

Marakei

  • Materials had been delivered to the Island in beginning of August 2016.
  • The construction is not yet started as the new council will select their builder for the project
  • As advised by the Island Clerk, the construction will start in early this year

Abaiang

  • The construction of the 50 canoes had been started last year and to date, there are 21 canoes completed and already sold out to local fishermen
  • There are 29 more canoes needed to be constructed
  • Therefore, warranting of the remaining fund of this project is highly needed for the construction of the remaining canoes

Tab-South

  • The construction has already started last year.
  • During the construction, the Island Clerk advised that the marine plywood is not the real/correct marine plywood.
  • We had confirmed with the local supplier together with Joinery (MPWU) and TTT builder and they advised that they are right marine plywood.
  • The Island Council reported to the office that they are now starting with the construction.

Tab North

  • The construction has already started and to date, there are 14 canoes completed
  • The construction is still progressing

Banaba

  • The work is not yet started as they are still waiting for some more materials.
  • As advised by the Supplier, the materials has already arrived in the country but just a matter of transporting them to the island

Maiana

  • Materials had been delivered except some items that are short in numbers compared to the list. The office had confirmed to the Island Council that all the materials required for the project had been delivered.  The procurement of the missing materials will awaits the council’s approval to be financed under overhead budget or 10% contingency.
  • – Island Clerk advised that the Contractor is ready.  The agreement between the Council and the Contractor had been signed on the 11/11/16.
  • – The construction is not yet started as they are still waiting for their working tools.  The office was just received on the 14th November 2016.  The procurement of these materials is progressing and are expected to send to Maiana early this year.

Abemama

  • Materials had been delivered to the Island. Island Clerk advised that each village will be constructing 3 canoes.
  • – To date, there are only two canoes completed and 2 are 90% completed.
  • – The Island Clerk advised that the villages had been given 3 weeks from now to complete the construction and if is still not completed within the time frame, then the council will take back the materials and find one contractor to complete the project.

Tabuaeran

  • Materials are already shipped to the Island by LC Tekimarawa
  • The vessel is not yet arrived at the island
  • The Construction will start as soon as the materials arrive there.

Teraina

  • Materials are already shipped to the Island by LC Tekimarawa
  • The vessel is not yet arrived at the island
  • The Construction will start as soon as the materials arrive there.
General
  • The construction of the 50 canoes per island is still progressing except Tabuaeran and Teraina
Coordination Issues No issues encountered during the implementation of the project.
Project Monitoring Issues Monitoring has been conducted every week through emails and phones with the Island Clerk and the Fisheries Assistant.