50110-001: Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific Project | Asian Development Bank

Cook Islands: Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50110-001 Status: Approved

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.

Project Details

Project Officer
Bhattacharya, Sibesh Pacific Department Request for information
  • Cook Islands
  • Information and communication technology
Project Name Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific Project
Project Number 50110-001
Country Cook Islands
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific Project
Government of New Zealand US$ 10.00 million
Loan 3632-COO: Improving Internet Connectivity for the South Pacific Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved telecommunication in Cook Islands
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Decrease in cost and increase in quality of internet service
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs A submarine cable system connecting Cook Islands to the international internet hub.
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 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
Concept Clearance 07 Jun 2016
Fact Finding 28 Aug 2017 to 01 Sep 2017
MRM 03 Oct 2017
Approval 15 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2017

Loan 3632-COO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2017 - - 30 Sep 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 15 Dec 2017 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

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