In the new financial year starting July 1st, the government will be spending $5.9 million dollars on various ongoing projects with the funding allocated for several government departments and agencies.
A large portion of $2.4 million is allocated for administrative support and strengthening the governance capabilities of the public service.
Niue Tourism will continue to receive support in preparation for the opening of borders commencing on June 27th, with a budget allocation of $1.15 million dollars for the new year.
Health and Education are also allocated substantial project support of $640,000 for the health development programme and $550,000 for education support.
The community development programme to upgrade the bathroom facilities of the elderly, a programme facilitated by the Community Services division is allocated $200,000.
The private sector will also continue to receive support funding for the operations of the Chamber of Commerce and other economic stimulus packages for the business community with annual funding of $400,000.
The smaller projects include the waste management or rubbish collection contract of $80,000 under the management of the Environment Department is a regular feature in the government’s annual recurrent budget.
As well as support for organisations like the Niue Island Organic Farmers Association (NIOFA) allocated $50,000, the Niue Growers will have a budget of $60,000 and $50,000 for the maintenance of vanilla farms under the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
NIUE GOVERNMENT FUNDED PROJECTS FY 2022/2023
|NPSC Administrative Support||$1,900,000|
|Niue Health Development Programme||$640,000|
|Education Support Programme||$550,000|
|Strengthen Governance: Capability – NPSC||$500,000|
|Private Sector Development||$400,000|
|Community Projects – Community Affairs||$350,000|
|Community Development (Bathroom Amenities) – Community Affairs||$200,000|
|Waste Management – (Environment Dept)||$80,000|
|Niue Growers Association||$60,000|
|Vanilla Maintenance (DAFF)||$50,000|
|Feral Pig Management (Environment Dept)||$10,000|
In addition to the $5.9 million dollars, other major projects allocated funding include $2 million dollars is for part of the Airport Runway Project and the government’s asset maintenance budget of $1.3 million dollars.
The New Zealand government and other donor partners have contributed $10 million dollars towards the government’s large projects.