Summary of publication
This is an independent completion report for the Project Preparation Consultant contract within the Eastern Indonesia National Roads Improvement Project (EINRIP).
Following the 2004 tsunami, the Australian government established the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (AIPRD). This included a $500 million grant program and a $500 million concessional loan program, of which $300 million was to support national road improvements under what became known as the Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvements Project (EINRIP).To support EINRIP, a further $28 million, funded from the AIPRD grant program, was allocated for project preparation, design, monitoring and project-related technical assistance; predominantly utilised by a Project Preparation Consultant (PPC) from 15 March 2006 to 30 April 2009. The predominant output of the PPC was the final engineering designs.
Overall the Independent Completion Report team assessed the PPC to have performed to the required standard, and recognised many challenges arising from the operating context. In its management response, the department fully accepted seven of eight recommendations made in the ICR and agreed to consider the eighth, which involved future funding commitments.