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CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

The Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) took part in NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations, the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander celebration. 

A construction site

AIFFP establishes DFAT’s Capital Infrastructure Service Panel

Following an open tender process, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has entered into contract to establish a Capital Infrastructure Service Panel

Palau

Australia partnering with Japan and the United States to finance Palau undersea cable

Australia is partnering with Japan and the United States to finance an undersea fibre optic cable to the Republic of Palau. This project, valued at approximately US$30 million, will ensure reliable, secure digital connectivity in Palau.

Nadi Highlands

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project

Australia is working in partnership with Fiji to mitigate the impact of floods on the major population centre of Nadi in a joint effort to save lives, reduce homelessness and protect the local economy.

Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

AIFFP finance for an undersea cable study in Timor-Leste

On 30 August 2019, Prime Minister Morrison announced that the Australian Government would finance the Front End Engineering Design study (FEED) in Timor-Leste, in response to a formal request from the Timor-Leste Government to assist in their efforts to construct a quality undersea telecommunications cable.

 

Power pole by a river

AIFFP financing for Tina River Hydropower Development Project

Prime Minister Morrison advised Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavare of Australia’s further support for the Tina River Hydropower Development Project through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), in response to Solomon Islands’ request for financing.

Markham Valley Solar Farm

AIFFP financing for the Markham Valley solar farm

On 5 August 2020 at the Australia-PNG Virtual Summit, Prime Minister Morrison and Prime Minister Marape confirmed the AIFFP’s financing for PNG’s first utility scale solar farm, and one of the biggest solar farms in the Pacific.

Transmission towers

Papua New Guinea electrification partnership

Joint media release

The AIFFP, alongside the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, continues to work with Papua New Guinea, Japan, New Zealand and the United States to support PNG’s target of connecting 70% of the population by 2030. Current connectivity is 13%.

Covid 19

AIFFP's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a devastating economic effect on the region - the AIFFP’s focus on local jobs and private sector will provide much needed economic stability and stimulus for Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste.

Capital Infrastructure Services Panel industry briefing transcript

As part of DFAT's responsibility for implementing the AIFFP, it is currently seeking to establish a panel that can provide Client Side Project Management (CSPM) and/or Head Contractor (HC) services in the Indo-Pacific region.

Tender released 29 November; opportunity to register for industry briefing at DFAT on 5 December 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has released a tender to establish a panel for construction and project management services.

Announcement of upcoming Construction and Project Management Panel Tender

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will release a tender to establish a panel for construction and project management services in late November 2019.