Cook Islands: Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific

Sovereign Project | 50110-001 Status: Proposed

Summary

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Cook Islands to provide people with low cost and high quality internet service. The project is helping to build a submarine cable connecting the Cook Islands to the internet, and is providing the technical expertise to operate the system.

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Project Name Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific
Project Number 50110-001
Country Cook Islands
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Improving Internet Connectivity for Cook Islands
Government of New Zealand US$ 20.00 million
Loan: Improving Internet Connectivity for Cook Islands
Ordinary capital resources US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved telecommunication in Cook Islands
Outcome Decrease in cost and increase in quality of internet service
Outputs A submarine cable system connecting Cook Islands to the international internet hub.
Geographical Location

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Bhattacharya, Sibesh
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
PO box 120
Cook Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance 07 Jun 2016
Fact Finding 22 Nov 2016 to 25 Nov 2016
MRM 22 May 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Sep 2016

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