Additional Financing for the Pacific Resilience Project under the Pacific Resilience Program (WB-P167166)

  • Tonga
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 18, 2018
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Government of Tonga
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  • Education and Health
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 14.95 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)
$ 17.31 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2018

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Project Description

The bank document stated that "the objective of the Project is to strengthen early warning, resilient investments and financial protection of Tonga." Project components are:

Component 1: Strengthening Early Warning and Preparedness
Component 2: Risk Reduction and Resilient Investments
Component 3: Disaster Risk Financing
Component 4: Project and Program Management
The proposed addition financing will focus on the repair, retrofitting and rebuilding of schools damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita and strengthen the resilience of buildings and related infrastructure particularly for schools and health facilities and will finance addtional five years of the Insurance premiums.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrower US$ 0.4 million
Government of Australia US$ 2.068

Contact Information
World Bank
Keiko Saito, Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Michael Bonte-Grapentin, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Simone Lillian Esler, Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu’I’onetoa
Ministry of Environment, Energy, Climate Change, Disaster Mgmt, Meteorology, Information and Comms
Hon. Poasi Mataele Tei


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