Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS May 14, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Apr 12, 2021
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According to the bank's website, "The proposed project will build a bridge across the Fanga'uta Lagoon in Nuku'alofa, the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga (Tonga). The crossing will consist of an approximately 720 m long bridge and 4.96 km of approach roads from Nuku'alofa to Vaini, southern Tongatapu. The project will (i) provide reduced traffic congestion and shorter journey for people living in or traveling to and from Nuku'alofa and the southern parts of Tongatapu; (ii) provide an evacuation route to higher areas in the event of a tsunami and extreme weather events; and (iii) facilitate long-term climate change-induced relocation of communities currently living in low-lying areas to higher areas."
Responsible ADB Officer Shim, Cha-Sang
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Ministry of Finance
Vuna Road, Nuku'alofa
Kingdom of Tonga
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