South Tarawa Water Supply Project (formerly South Tarawa Water Sector Improvement Program) (ADB-49453-002)

  • Kiribati
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Government of Kiribati
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 35.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 19, 2016

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Project Description

The project is required to: (i) assist the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) to plan, design and prioritize investments to improve water supply services in South Tarawa; (ii)
assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, climate change resilience and address environmental and social safeguards of the project, and (iii) identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of implementing agencies.

The project impact will be improved health of South Tarawa's population.

Indicators: By 2021, reported cases of waterborne disease in South Tarawa reduce to X (2016 baseline: X reported cases per year)


Increased access of South Tarawa's population to safe water supplies

Investment Description

Green Climate Fund US$ 20.00 million

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