The Ministry of Transport, Energy & Tourism (MTET) is currently implementing the Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project (TvAIP), supported by the World Bank.

TvAIP is part of the Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP), a regional aviation program with the development objective to provide safe and secure air transport operations and environmentally sustainable and efficient airports.

PAIP has commenced implementation of key aviation investments in six Pacific Island countries: Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

TvAIP is being implemented in recognition of the key place of transport in the economic and social development of Tuvalu and the need to strengthen the efficiency and viability of this sector. Reviews of the transport sector in Tuvalu point to the need to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into infrastructure planning and management. Addressing climate change by providing carbon-neutral airport facilities are part of this investment program, as are investments in alternative and sustainable and energy efficient technologies. This will help ensure that Tuvalu's airport is operated in an environmentally sustainable manner.

For news and updates for ongoing progress or completed activities relating to the project please click here.

Specific detail on contract and financial status can be found at Contract Information.