ADB grant to help improve Kiribati roading

RNZ reports the Asian Development Bank is to provide an additional $US9 million dollar grant to support the Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project.

It involved an upgrade and rehabilitation of the road network in South Tarawa.

The project was also being supported by the World Bank and the Government of Australia through the Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility.

The ADB grant was to go to the construction of important road network links by adding an extra 7.8 kilometres of paved road and half a kilometre of unpaved road to cover additional areas in Betio and Bairiki linked to the current project.

Photo: Shifani Sood