Preparing the Integrated Urban Resilience Sector Project (ADB-49455-001)

Countries
  • Tonga
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nuku'alofa, Sopu and Popua
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Jun 6, 2017
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Borrower
Government of Tonga
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.90 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 7, 2017


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Project Description
According to ADB website, the development pressure in Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, is increasing as a result of population growth and further investment in sustainable urban infrastructure is required, with particular focus on building disaster and climate change resilience. Land for urban expansion of Nuku'alofa is limited to peripheral agricultural and ecologically sensitive areas, placing development pressure on existing marginal areas within Nuku'alofa such as Sopu and Popua, which are low lying, subject to frequent flooding during periods of heavy rain and storm surge, and have significant numbers of poor households.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Vicedo Ferrer, Maria Pacific Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main