Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Feb 21, 2019
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According to bank documents, the project will : (i) provide a sustainable climate resilient road infrastructure along the 60 km South Santo Road corridor; and (ii) develop a sectoral policy in mainstreaming climate resilience into the road asset management, including road network maintenance. The potential infrastructure investments under the project will include: (i) construction of wet crossings/bridges to improve connectivity; (ii) coastal protection near Luganville to protect the road; and, (iii) upgrading of gravel to paved road along the corridor including upgrading of the existing vented fords to larger culverts or bridges with adequate capacity to pass storm flows. The latter would essentially be as many kilometers of road as the World Bank can finance having done (i) and (ii) which are the critical priorities. It is noted that all these works will include strong climate resilience elements to provide resilient infrastructure solutions that are fit-for-purpose and potentially adopting relatively new technologies.
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