World Bank to help Tuvalu finish air facilities upgrade

Updated at 4:53 pm on 4 November 2013

The World Bank is to give Tuvalu just over six million US dollars in additional finance for an on-going project to improve the operational safety and oversight of its international air transport and associated infrastructure.

The new funds will be used to help pay for the resurfacing of key roads on Fongafale Island which provide access to Funafuti airport.

There will also be money allocated to solar street lighting, a road safety awareness campaign, and for the purchase of maintenance equipment.

Additionally, an 800,000 litre water cistern will be constructed to improve the drinking water supply for local residents.

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