The World Bank is giving more funding to Tuvalu to extend an aviation project aimed at boosting the economy.
The Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project on Funafuti is upgrading the runway, terminal, air traffic control and navigational systems of the country's international airport.
It also aims to improve capacity in operational and regulatory management.
The Bank's Pacific country director, Franz Drees-Gross, said aviation is essential to enable the flow of tourists, remittances, labour, goods and services.
The Bank is giving another US$2.88 million and this will allow an 18-month extension of the project.
This will include the completion of a new airport terminal building and the purchase of a fire truck.