Investing in nation building infrastructure in Nauru


Construction and maintenance of economic infrastructure to support human development and foster commerce and trade is in Australia’s interest.  This includes economic growth through enhanced trade facilitation. 

Related initiatives

Nauru Infrastructure and Essential Services

Up to $8.3 million, 2017-2018

The Nauru Infrastructure and Essential Services Initiative supports the Government of Nauru in its planning, coordination and maintenance of essential infrastructure and utilities services. Australia will continue to work with the Government of Nauru in 2017-18 to identify key priorities for infrastructure development, further to our existing support in the education, health and utilities sectors.

Australia is working with the Asian Development Bank, through the Electricity Supply Security and Sustainability Project, to provide a new diesel generator for the Nauru Utilities Corporation in 2017, together with related auxiliary equipment and personnel trained in its operation and maintenance.

The building of new theatres, wards and associated service capabilities under Phase 2 of the Republic of Nauru Hospital Redevelopment Project was completed in February 2017. This project was jointly funded with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, following a fire that destroyed four of the hospital buildings in 2013. The new facilities are providing the population with improved access to appropriate and affordable priority health facilities.

Related links

  • See the Asian Development Banks Projects page for further information on the Nauru Electricity Supply Security and Sustainability Project, including current progress reports and reviews.

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Last Updated: 10 August 2017