According to the bank website, the government requested support from ADB under the APDRF on 15 February 2018. Based on identified needs, a proposed grant of $1 million from the APDRF is expected to be used for expenses necessary to restore life-saving services, including (i) debris shifting, (ii) site clearance, (iii) safe disposal of rubble, (iv) restoration of critical electricity, water, communication and transport links, and (v) provision of transitional shelter. The proposed grant would contribute about 5.3% of the funding estimated to be required for immediate response and early recovery efforts as outlined in the government's draft TC Gita Response Plan.
Responsible ADB Officer Aelbers, Erik
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
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