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Regional: Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia Project (formerly Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50348-001 Status: Active
 
Project Name Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia Project (formerly Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru)
Project Number 50348-001
Country Regional
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0570-REG: Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 21.60 million
Grant 0571-REG: Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia (formerly Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Grant: Improving Internet Connectivity for Micronesia Project (formerly Improving Internet Connectivity for FSM, Kiribati, and Nauru)
World Bank US$ 36.20 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 The impact of the project will be improved telecommunications in Micronesia, in alignment with national development plans
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Decrease in cost and increase in quality of internet service in Micronesia
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Establishment and efficient operation of a submarine cable system connecting islands of Kosrae in FSM, Tarawa in Kiribati, and Nauru, to the international internet.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Kiribati - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects This will be the fifth ICT cable project undertaken by ADB. The project will link Kiribati, Nauru, and Kosrae State, Federated State of Micronesia (FSM) to the internet cable hub in Pohnpei State, FSM. The sub-marine cable will affect a corridor no more than 3-4 m wide on the sea floor in the open ocean and nearshore zone. The cable, about 4 cm in diameter in the nearshore zone, will be buried. Sensitive sites such as sea mounts and vents will be identified during the marine surveying and the cable alignment will be modified as required to avoid sensitive areas and to protect the cable and avoid potential environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement The project involves installing a submarine fibre optic cable from Pohnpei to Kosrae (approximately 550 Km) and to Kiribati (approximately 1,250 Km) with either an intermediate landing or a spur to Nauru (approximately 250 Km). The newly constructed cable system will total over 2,000 km, much of it in deep ocean water. All civil works will be located on government owned or leased land and cable routes are expected to follow public road reserves. No involuntary resettlement impacts are therefore expected.
Indigenous Peoples The project involves installing a submarine fibre optic cable from Pohnpei to Kosrae (approximately 550 Km) and to Kiribati (approximately 1,250 Km) with either an intermediate landing or a spur to Nauru (approximately 250 Km). The newly constructed cable system will total over 2,000 km, much of it in deep ocean water. The project is not expected to impact any distinct and vulnerable IPs. No indigenous peoples plan is therefore required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The project is awaiting Grant effectiveness. Project agreements are expected to be signed in Q4 2018.
Responsible ADB Officer Sibesh Bhattacharya
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PATC
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Government Building
Nauru
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2017
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017
MRM 11 Dec 2017
Approval 28 Mar 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Grant 0570-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Mar 2018 02 May 2018 15 Jul 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 21.60 28 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.10 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0571-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Mar 2018 02 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 17.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 28 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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