ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Project aims to assist the Government of Samoa in its efforts to support the relocation and rehabilitation of communities on the island of Upolu affected by the tsunami. This will involve providing better transport access to schools, hospitals and markets for relocated communities, improving access to agricultural activities to support income generation, and assisting local communities with addressing future natural disasters. The project will be broken down into five components:
Upgrading of existing access tracks and seawalls
- Provide improved road access to relocation areas;
- Construct a new link road that will provide an alternative route along the south coast above the natural disaster risk zone; and
- Reinstate damaged seawalls and construct new seawalls to protect the east and south coast roads.
Community Coastal Infrastructure Management Plans
- Update the mapping of the affected and relocation areas; and
- Assist with community infrastructure planning and monitoring, and disaster risk reduction.
East Coast Inland Route
Provide a new road link along the east coast above the natural disaster risk zone to improve access to and for communities relocating inland from the east coast, and provide a secure transport link between Samusu and Lalomanu.
Dual-purpose pedestrian access routes
Provide new and improved pedestrian access routes to relocation areas above the south east escarpment area, both to facilitate access for resettled families between their new homes and the coast, and to serve as evacuation routes in the event of a tsunami or cyclone.
Project Management and Support
Support contracted consultant services and staffing plus operating costs for in-house project management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation activities.