Regional: Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project

Sovereign Project | 44172-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project
Project Number 44172-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7560-REG: Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 165,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Tonga

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Types of consultation and participation will include group discussions and individual consultation with key government officials at all levels, regulatory authorities, private sector partners, along with focus group discussion with communities.
During Project Implementation Project stakeholders include the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Public Enterprise, Tonga Communications Corporation and TCL. Digicel Tonga has been consulted for their interest and concerns on the proposed project as well as a possible equity investment or a long term capacity purchase agreement.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The PPTA requires six consultants with expertise in diverse areas for short duration. Therefore, individual consultants will be engaged for 6 person-months of international consultant services.

Consultant requirements have been met. Implementation is still ongoing.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Johannes Van Rijn
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 08 Jul 2010
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7560-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jul 2010 - 08 Jul 2010 31 Mar 2011 31 Dec 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
165,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 175,000.00 08 Jul 2010 71,463.99

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