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TFAC AUDIT REPORT for PACKAGE EKS-01 (Martapura – Ds Tungkap)
Thursday, 10 April 2014

As part of requirement of loan agreement, and the ongoing activity of independent technical audit of individual projects, TFAC Consultants commenced their Round 8 of audits from February 2014. These audits will cover Monitoring audits and Pre - Taking audits.

The Pre-Taking - Over Audit for EKS-01 was conducted on 18-19 March 2014. A Closing meeting of the audit was held on 20 March 2014. The purpose of this Pre - Taking - Over audit was to assess the status of completion of the works and the readiness of package EKS-01 to be taken - over.

The general impression gained of the project is that a maximum effort has been made to improve the previously noted construction issues.

15 issues have been discussed in the Audit Findings discussion. It was decided that there is no particular activities requiring completion prior to the project entering to Defects Notification Period. It was noted during the audit that the riding quality surface is reasonably good.

 

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TFAC AUDIT REPORT for PACKAGE ESU-01 (Molibagu – Mamalia – Taludaa)
Monday, 07 April 2014

As part of requirement of loan agreement, and the ongoing activity of independent technical audit of individual projects, TFAC Consultants commenced their Round 8 of audits from February 2014. These audits will cover Monitoring audits and Pre-Taking Over audits.

The Pre-Taking - Over Audit for ESU-01 was conducted on 25 February 2014. A Closing meeting of the audit was held on the same day at site. The purpose of this audit to assess the actions taken by the Contractor and RSC for findings indicated in the previous audit (21 – 23 April 2012).

The general impression gained was that there has been a significant effort to address the major non conformities identified by previous audits i.e. a) Bridge deck replacement were considered to have been well executed. No further concrete strength test cores were taken; b) Corrective actions to address low strength bridge abutment concrete; c) Reconstruction of bridge approaches to match the design profile or a modified profile with acceptable sight distance and d) Corrective actions for non compliant gabion cage wire protection.

27 issues were identified and indicated in the report that must be addressed prior to project being considered ready to Take - Over. No additional Audit Form was issued during this audit.

 

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Project Progress Report February 2014
Friday, 04 April 2014

In accordance with clause III.A.1 (a) of Schedule 2 of AIPRD-L002 Loan Agreement for Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project (EINRIP), the monthly Project Progress Report (PPR) for month of February 2014 is now available. Summary provided in the report are :

Loan Agreement - The original loan closing date of 1 June 2011 was extended to 31 December 2014, (2nd extension) through the Amendment No. 2 to the Project Loan Agreement that was signed on 28 February 2013.
Environmental Studies - From the 20 packages now included under EINRIP, environmental studies required for all 14 packages is complete, including the AMDAL for ESS-04, ESS-05 and ESS-06 in South Sulawesi.
Land Acquisition - There was no land acquisition required for 2 packages. Land acquisition for 18 packages is complete.
Procurement of Civil Works - Procurement for all 20 Civil Works packages was complete at end of November 2012.
Variation Orders (V.O.) - During February 2014, no NOL was issued by Australian Aid.
Project Financial Status (February 2014) - Cumulative advances to Special Account to date: A$ A$ 246.12 million, Balance in Special Account on 28 February 2014: A$ 9.35 million, and  No expenditure charged to Special Account during February 2014

Other matters

  • Joint visit of Senior Staff of Australian Aid, EMU, Kepala Balai (Denpasar), PMSC and RSC Team Leader was undertaken to monitor the progress of works on ENT-01 (Ende - Aegela, East Nusa Tenggara) on 4-5 February, 2014.
  • Presentation of the Road Safety audit recommendations for the package ENT-01 (Ende - Aegela) was given on 27 Feb 2014 in DGH Jakarta.
  • TFAC Audit Round 8 commenced in February 2014 with plan for audits of 4 packages.
  • Construction Stage Road Safety Audit (CSRSA) for ESU-01 (Molibagu-Mamalia-Taludaa) was conducted in February 2014.
  • HIV/AIDS campaign for ESS-05 and ESS-06 (South Sulawesi) were held in February 2014.

 

 
Project Progress Report January 2014
Wednesday, 19 February 2014

In accordance with clause III.A.1 (a) of Schedule 2 of AIPRD-L002 Loan Agreement for Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project (EINRIP), the monthly Project Progress Report (PPR) for month of January 2014 is now available. Summary provided in the report are :

Loan Agreement - The original loan closing date of 1 June 2011 was extended to 31 December 2014, (2nd extension) through the Amendment No. 2 to the Project Loan Agreement that was signed on 28 February 2013.
Environmental Studies - From the 20 packages now included under EINRIP, environmental studies required for all 14 packages is complete, including the AMDAL for ESS-04, ESS-05 and ESS-06 in South Sulawesi.
Land Acquisition - There was no land acquisition required for 2 packages. Land acquisition for 18 packages is complete.
Procurement of Civil Works - Procurement for all 20 Civil Works packages was complete at end of November 2012. 
Variation Orders (V.O.) - During January 2014, NOL was issued by Australian Aid for V.O. No. 3 for ESS-02 and V.O. No. 5 for ESS-04.
Project Financial Status (January 2014) - Cumulative advances to Special Account to date: A$  246.12 million, Balance in Special Account on 31 January 2014: A$ 9.35 million and Expenditure charged to Special Account during January 2014: A$ 0.49 million

Other matters :

  • Financial Monitoring Report No. 21 for the quarter October - December 2013 was completed and submitted to Australian Aid and MoF in January 2014.
  • Technical Discussion were held Draft V.O No. 4 for package ENT-01, Draft V.O No. 5 for package ESS-03 and Draft V.O No. 1 for package ESS-06.
  • Signed Contract Amendments No. 2 (ESS-05); and No. 6 & 7 (EKB-01) were sent to Australian Aid.
  • The "Guide-Book for Civil Works Contract End Stage under FIDIC General Conditions" updated by RSC in January 2014, and issued to the field supervision teams.
  • Construction Stage Road Safety Audit report for ENT-01 was issued by Australian Aid in January 2014.
  • No HIV/AIDS campaign was held in January 2014; two campaigns are planned for February 2014.

 

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