SI: ADB ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO URBAN HEALTH SERVICES

SI: ADB ASSISTANCE PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO URBAN HEALTH SERVICES

Posted by : Posted on : 20-Dec-2019

ADB proposed Technical Assistance plan to strengthen urban health services in the Solomon Islands.

I am aware that the Asia Development Bank (ADB) has proposed a “transaction technical assistance” (TRTA) plan of $700,000, to be implemented over a 21 month period from January 2020 to September 2021 to provide technical analysis and assessments to assist the Solomon Islands government and the ADB to develop and strengthen Urban Health Services.

According to the ADB, quote:

 “The TRTA is justified given the scope of activities and specialist nature of skills required. Due diligence will be undertaken based on the proposed project design. The TRTA will also build the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to administer the ensuing project, and enhance project readiness for timely implementation given ADB's relatively new engagement with MHMS. The TRTA is included in the ADB's country operations business plan for Solomon Islands, and the ensuing project is in the 2021 pipeline.”

“The TRTA is included in the ADB's country operations business plan for Solomon Islands,”

 It is known the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

The TRTA assistance package for the Solomon Islands comes as welcome news and one will hope to see improvements in local Urban Health services very soon.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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