Samoa Aviation Investment Project Additional Financing (WB-P157241)

  • Samoa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 3, 2016
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Government of Samoa
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)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 16.62 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 17.87 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 2, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 23, 2016

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Project Description
The project is investing in key international aviation infrastructure (on the airside only), navigational and communication equipment, as well as providing technical assistance and support capacity development for regulatory oversight, and operation and management of Samoa's aerodromes. Project outcomes will be monitored through four indicators: (i) Regulatory Certification of Safety and Security at Faleolo Airport; (ii) State requirements for safety, measured by Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) reaching global ICAO average; (iii) Modernization of air traffic management, as measured by installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) system; and (iv) Implementation of a regional safety and security levy for departing international passengers.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Samoa Airport Authority Contact: Mr. Hoe Viali Title: CEO Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: