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December 18, 2019

Signing of Grant Agreement with Vanuatu: Supporting the reconstruction of bridge and river training works to overcome vulnerabilities to natural disasters

photosigning ceremony

On Dec. 18, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu in Port Vila, to provide grant aid of up to 1.715 billion yen for the Project for the Disaster Reconstruction of Teouma Bridge.

The objective of the project is to secure regular traffic on the trunk road in Efate island through the reconstruction of the Teouma Bridge as well as river and approach road improvement near the bridge, thereby contributing to strengthen the resilience of the trunk road to natural disasters, maintain economic activities and secure access to social services in Vanuatu. This project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goals 9 and 13.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country The Republic of Vanuatu
Project title The Project for the Disaster Reconstruction of Teouma Bridge
Planned implementation period 45 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Target region, facilities Shefa Province, Efate Island
Specific project details (provisional) ①Facility construction
[Bridge]Bridge Length58 m (2 Spans Continuous Steel Plate Girder)
[River Improvement]Total Length 482m
[Approach Road]Total Length: 562 m
②Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction supervision


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