In support of developing the Line Islands as a tourism and fisheries development center/hub as stated in the Kiribati KV20, the European Union under its EU-Kiribati partnership for a sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, has committed funds from its 11th European development fund to support Kiribati in building greater socio-economic and climate change resilience by improving the use of services and goods provided by the public sector with a focus on water and sanitation in the Line Islands.
on the support by the EU as stated, a contribution agreement and a description
of action was signed between the EU, Kiribati and the project implementing
agencies SPC and UNICEF in 2020 for the implementation of three project
components that would cover the line islands. These components include the
Component 2: Accessibility of safe and sustainable water for Kiritimati to be implemented by SPC
Component 3&4: Building resilience through sanitation in the Line Islands (Kiritimati, Tabuaeran and Teraina). To be implemented by UNICEF.
The implementation of actions was expected to start once the agreements were signed in 2020 but due to the impact of the covid pandemic a review of actions was made and were deferred up to 2021. The duration of project implementation is expected to cover a period of approx 60 months.
EUR 6,2000,000 for the implementation of the Project Component 2: Accessibility of Safe and sustainable drinking water for Kiritimati Island.USD 6,944,444 for the implementation of the Project Component 3 &4: Building resilience through sanitation in the Line Islands (Kiritimati, Tabuaeran and Teraina).