Outer Island Transport Infrastructure Investment Project (ADB-53043-001)

  • Kiribati
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Abaiang, Beru, Nonouti Island, Tabiteuea South
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Government of Kiribati
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 12.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 12.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS May 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 25, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "the project will improve the safety of inter-island navigation and provide resilient outer island access infrastructure ship-to-shore transfer and land transport for the selected outer islands in Gilbert Islands Chain of Kiribati, namely: Abaiang, Nonouti, Beru, and Tabiteuea South; and will strengthen capacity of the implementing agencies.

Thus the impact of the project is to improve access to economic and social infrastructure to the outer islands and ensuring all people can access the associated opportunities."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Shim, Cha-Sang
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa



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