Palau Urban Development Strategy Baoldebab
Otak is currently developing an integrated Urban Development Strategy and Action Plan (UDSAP) for Koror and Babeldaob, the economic and administrative centres of Palau. The development of UDSAP will follow a participatory approach with stakeholder forums at key phases. Key stakeholders include Ministry of Finance (MOF); Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries, and Commerce (MPIIC); Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism (MNRET) Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC). The USDAP will include a vision and long-term strategy, accompanied by an integrated Capital Investment Plan, covering all infrastructure and other sectors/projects. The effective combination of strategic action and investment planning will make it possible for Palau to maintain a balance among its economic, cultural, and physical environments, while at the same time optimizing the use of scarce existing resources in response to emerging opportunities, with a focus on tourism. Palau is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change, consideration of these threats will lead to sustainable planning.
Client: Asia Development Bank
Project Manager; Niels van Dijk
Contract Value: 419,000
Type: Urban Development Strategy, Capital Investment Planning