The Ministry of Communications & Transport is currently implementing the Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project (TvAIP), supported by the World Bank. TvAIP is part of a regional aviation project 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 four (4) Pacific Island countries: Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu. PAIP is expected to be implemented over a five year period, concluding in December 2016.
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.