European Union supports Tuvalu’s water, sanitation and waste management sectors

Caption: Tuvalu’s National Authorization Officer, Temate Melitiana, and European Union’s Delegation for the Pacific Attaché for Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Pavlos Evangelidis, after the signing of TCF II project.

The European Union (EU) and Tuvalu’s National Authorization Officer, Temate Melitiana, have signed the financing agreement for the Technical Cooperation Facility II (TCF II) project.

The TCF II aims at strengthening the capacity of the Government of Tuvalu to successfully coordinate and manage the ongoing 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programmes and to effectively design and implement future projects and programmes under the 11th EDF, covering the period 2014-2020.

The European Union’s assistance to Tuvalu for the 10th EDF (2008-2013) amounted to €7.3 (AU$11.1) million and will provide eco-sanitation to 45 households in Funafuti and to approximately another 90 households in the outer islands and improved reliable access to sustainable energy.

The European Union will also continue to support the Tuvalu Association of NGOs (TANGO) in implementing community based awareness, promotion and education activities related to water, sanitation and waste practices. Other projects improved the waste management services in Funafuti and sustainable rainwater harvesting infrastructure to 1233 households in the outer islands.

Under the 11th EDF (2014-2020) Tuvalu will benefit from another €3.8 (AU$5.78) million (indicative envelope) of funding for improving solid waste management.



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