Tuvalu : Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)

Sovereign Project | 48484-005

Project Name Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
Project Number 48484-005
Country / Economy Tuvalu
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0775-TUV: Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote ADB member countries with a dispersed geography that imposes challenges in transport and economic development. Outer islands have no harbors for the government ships and small workboats ferry passengers and cargo from ship to shore. ADB has been providing financing assistance to Tuvalu to construct small workboat harbor in two outer islands (Nukulaelae and Niutao). The government has requested additional financing to construct an additional small workboat harbor in a different outer island (Nui). The proposed additional financing is (i) consistent with the project rationale, extending the project benefits to the outer island of Nui; and (ii) is included in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2020-2022 of the ADB.
Impact Safe and efficient domestic maritime transportation that helps increase climate resilience of community infrastructure
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Maritime transfer operations in Nanumaga, Nui, Niutao, and Nukulaelae improved, anchored on a transport master plan, with a view to promoting fisheries and tourism.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Small-scale harbors constructed in Nui, Niutao, and Nukulaelae, and boat ramps in Nanumaga and Niutao rehabilitated.

Capacity to operate and maintain harbors improved, involving the outer island communities, the MTET, and other national government agencies.

A transport sector master plan for future harbor development in the outer islands created, with a view to promote fisheries and tourism.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Gonzalez Jimenez, Juan Francisco
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
[email protected]
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2020 to 05 Jun 2020
MRM 03 Aug 2020
Approval 03 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Dec 2020

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Technical Support and Project Management Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Management Consulting Services for Vessel Replacement Project in Tuvalu Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project (Second Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2020