P4: Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Phase 4: KI: Connectivity Project (WB-P159632)

  • Kiribati
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2017
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Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
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  • Communications
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 7, 2016

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Project Description
According to WB website, the development objective of the Fourth Phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Project for Kiribati is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of Internet services in Kiribati. The project comprises of the following components: Component 1. Submarine Cable System Component 2. Technical Assistance (TA) Component 3. Project Management and Administration
Investment Description

Contact Information
Team Leader: Natasha Beschorner Senior ICT Policy Specialist, WB No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Borrower/Client/Recipient: Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Eriati Manaima, Secretary of Finance Email Address: secretary@mfed.gov.ki Implementing Agency: Ministry of Information, Communications, Transport and Tourism Development Michael Bootii Nauran, Secretary Email Address: secretary@mcttd.gov.ki 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 ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.