Emergency Assistance for Recovery from Tropical Cyclone Winston (ADB-50181-001)

  • Fiji
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2016
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Government of Fiji
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  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 4, 2016

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Project Description

The emergency assistance loan (EAL) provides $50 million to assist the government finance additional disaster-related recovery expenditures in the FY2017 budget. The government requested ADB financing primarily to assist with reconstructing and building back better 495 schools that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Of this total, 219 schools have been extensively damaged and government anticipates being able to rehabilitate approximately 60% of these during FY2017. All new buildings will be required to adhere to stringent standards to maximize their ability to withstand natural disasters. In addition government proposes to use a significant portion of the loan to finance expenditures for the Help for Homes program. This follows a request by the government to both ADB and the World Bank on 11 April 2016 for fast-disbursing emergency finance. In preparing this operation, ADB has worked closely with the World Bank, which will seek Board approval for $50 million of financing for its policy-based operation on 30 June 2016.


Investment Description

World Bank US$ 50 million

Contact Information

Ministry of Economy
Level 5x Ro Lalabalavu House
370 Victoria Parade
Suva, Fiji

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