North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project (ADB-46382-001)

  • Palau
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 7, 2015
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Government of Palau
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.19 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 15, 2016

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Project Description

The North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project is included in the Country Operations Business Plan: Palau, 2014-2016 which was approved by Management on 21 October 2013. The total project cost is estimated at $45.0 million equivalent. ADB will finance $22.5 million comprising $13.97 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources and $8.53 million from Asian Development Funds resources. It does not include a separate project preparatory technical assistance. Therefore, project preparatory activities will be divided between ADB and the World Bank. ADB activities include economic, social, and safeguards assessments and will be covered by TA 8257-REG: Results-Based Strategy and Sector Planning in the Pacific with allocated budget of $325,000 and PARD Staff Consultant inputs.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Government US$ 5.19 million

Contact Information

Ministry of Finance
3rd Floor, Executive Bldg, ROP Capitol
Ngerulmud, Melekeok State,P.O. Box 6011
Koror, PW 96940, Republic of Palau

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