Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Jan 11, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2018
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According to bank documents, the project will support the Cook Islands’ share in the Manatua cable system (MCS), a regional submarine internet cable system that will link Samoa and French Polynesia (non-ADB member), with additional spurs and branching units to link Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, and Niue (non-ADB member). ADB financing will cover (i) the design and construction of the spurs and branching units for Rarotonga and Aitutaki, and (ii) the Cook Islands’ share in the design and construction of the MCS. The Government of New Zealand, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will provide grant cofinancing to the government for the project.
Government of New Zealand Grant US$ 10 million
Responsible ADB Officer Bhattacharya, Sibesh
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
PO box 120
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