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  • Tuvalu
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-11-16
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Borrower or Client: Government of Tuvalu
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 11.30 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): $ 13.30 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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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-02
Disclosure Date: 2016-09-30
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project

Project Description
The project will help Tuvalu overcome connectivity constraints between the capital and outer islands, and promote economic and social development that is more inclusive and sustainable. It will improve maritime facilities in the three outer islands of Nukulaelae, Nanumaga, and Niutao as well as strengthen the government’s capacity in operation and maintenance (O&M) and develop a transport sector master plan. Outputs The outputs will be (i) a small-scale harbor constructed in Nukulaelae and the boat ramps of Nanumaga and Niutao rehabilitated; (ii) the capacity to operate and maintain harbors improved, involving the outer islands communities, MCT, and other relevant national government agencies; and (iii) a transport sector master plan for future harbor development in the outer islands created, with a view to promote fisheries and tourism.
Investment Description
GEF-Least Developed Countries Fund US$ 500,000.00
Contact Information
Ministry of Communication and Transport Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
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