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Signing Palau

This week, Australia, through the AIFFP, signed the final agreements for a Palau undersea cable.

As a key initiative under the Trilateral Partnership for Infrastructure Investment in the Indo-Pacific, Australia, the US, and Japan have invested approximately AU$40 million in the project, along with Palau.

PNG Ports

Australia and Papua New Guinea signed an MOU to support PNG maritime port infrastructure through the AIFFP

Australia and Papua New Guinea signed a Memorandum  of Understanding to support upgrades of major PNG ports

HOIM signing Tina

AIFFP signed financing agreements with Solomon Islands Electricity Authority and Solomon Islands

The AIFFP signed financing agreements with Solomon Islands Electricity Authority and Solomon Islands for more affordable and reliable energy for Honiara

Minister Seselja visited the AIFFP

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, visited the AIFFP

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, visited the offices of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP)  at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Palauan Rock Formation

AIFFP signs loan agreement for Palau undersea cable

Australia, through the AIFFP, signed a series of agreements with Palau and the Belau Submarine Cable Corporation (BSCC) to provide financing for the construction of an undersea fibre optic cable.

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.