Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (ADB-48484-002)

  • Tuvalu
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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
Nov 16, 2016
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Government of Tuvalu
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 11.30 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 13.30 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

The project will help Tuvalu overcome connectivity constraints between the capital and outer islands, and promote economic and social development that is more inclusive and sustainable. It will improve maritime facilities in the three outer islands of Nukulaelae, Nanumaga, and Niutao as well as strengthen the government’s capacity in operation and maintenance (O&M) and develop a transport sector master plan.

The outputs will be (i) a small-scale harbor constructed in Nukulaelae and the boat ramps of Nanumaga and Niutao rehabilitated; (ii) the capacity to operate and maintain harbors improved, involving the outer islands communities, MCT, and other relevant national government agencies; and (iii) a transport sector master plan for future harbor development in the outer islands created, with a view to promote fisheries and tourism.

Investment Description

GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 500,000.00

Contact Information

Ministry of Communication and Transport
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu

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