Cyclone Gita Recovery Project (ADB-52129-001)

Countries
  • Tonga
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Tonga
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Sectors
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 6.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2018


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Project Description

The project will support the efforts of the Government of Tonga to reconstruct and climate- and disaster-proof the Nuku'alofa electricity network that was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February 2018. In response to the government's request, ADB's emergency assistance will finance the reconstruction and building back better of priority areas of the Nuku'alofa electricity network, identified as the most affected by the cyclone. The project will restore access to reliable electricity supply, reduce losses, and upgrade the network to a higher standard of disaster resilience.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Uusimaa, Hanna K.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga

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