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Kiribati: Road Rehabilitation Project

Evaluation Document | 27 December 2019

The project intended to rehabilitate around 27.5 km of main roads and 6 km of feeder and access roads in South Tarawa, including the principal road from the airport through the administrative capital of Bairiki up to Betio seaport. This was the only road providing access to essential services, including government, education, and health, as well as to markets. Due to its age and lack of routine maintenance, paved road sections had deteriorated to a pitted gravel surface and was overdue for rehabilitation. The project was jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, while other development partners such as the New Zealand Aid Program were consulted. 

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.