44172-022: Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project

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Description

The Tonga-Fiji Submarine Cable Project will provide a submarine fiber optic cable system linking Tonga to Fiji where an existing international submarine cable system will provide onward cost-effective access to the rest of the world. This will provide substantially higher initial capacity of 10 Gpbs and reduce international connectivity costs by at least 50%. The submarine cable system will stimulate increased take-up of broadband internet, and lower the cost of telecommunications services. The... Read More

Country Tonga
Project Number 44172-022
Project Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Grant No. 0256
Approval Date 23 Aug 2011
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 9,700
Sector / Subsector Classification Transport and ICT
/ ICT
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Private sector development
Regional cooperation and integration
Gender Mainstreaming Categories No gender elements
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C

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Responsible ADB Officer
Maria Paniagua
Email contact

Responsible ADB Department
Pacific Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji

Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning

Last PDS Update
31 Mar 2014

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