Australia will provide an AUD40 million grant finance package, including
AUD30 million through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), to upgrade Nauru’s international airport.
The investment, to be delivered by AIFFP in partnership with the Nauru Department of Transport, includes re-surfacing of the runway and upgrade of critical air traffic control equipment. The funding will also upgrade sections of the Nauru ring road.
AUD40 million grant finance package, including AUD30 million through AIFFP.
to be advised
Nauru Department of Transport
As a small and remote island-state, Nauru is heavily dependent on the airport to connect Nauruans with their families overseas as well as deliver fresh food, medicine and other critical supplies.
The refurbishment will extend the service life of the runway by another 25 to 30 years. The financial package will also provide vital air traffic equipment. The overall investment will ensure airport infrastructure continues to meet international standards and facilitate international air transport operations.
The package will also enable climate-resilient upgrades to sections of the Nauru ring road.
The project will employ Nauruan workers and use local materials, where possible, to help stimulate Nauru’s economy. This will contribute to Nauru’s economic recovery from COVID-19.