South Tarawa Water Supply Project (ADB-49453-001)

  • Kiribati
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
Oct 7, 2016
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Government of Kiribati
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.95 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 19, 2016

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Project Description

The Government of Kiribati has requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project preparatory technical assistance (TA) to prepare the South Tarawa Water Supply Project. The TA is required to: (i) assist the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) to plan, design and prioritize investments to improve water supply services in South Tarawa; (ii) assess technical suitability, economic, financial and social viability, capacity and institutional issues, climate change resilience and environmental and social soundness of the project, and (iii) identify measures to strengthen project implementation capacity of PUB and MPWU.


Investment Description

Contact Information

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

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