Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (ADB-48484-001)

  • Tuvalu
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 6, 2015
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Ministry of Communication and Transport
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 9, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jul 10, 2015

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the proposed Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project will develop maritime infrastructure in the selected outer islands of Tuvalu, improve safety, efficiency and sustainability of maritime transportation among Funafuti, the capital, and outer islands.

The project will help Tuvalu overcome its connectivity problem that is constraining its economic and social development. The connectivity challenge results from Tuvalu's dispersed typography a small country (land area of 26 square kilometers) composing of nine islands, stretching over approximately 680 kilometers, small and dispersed population about 10,800 as of 2012, with less than 1,600 people on each of outer islands, from 2002 to 2012, outer island population was decreased by 9% while that of Funafuti increased by 37%.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Muramoto, Shigehiko
Pacific Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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