This was the focus brought to Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) by a delegation of the officials for the Malampa Provincial Government Council (MPGC) recently..
The delegation comprising of the President of the MPGC, the Secretary General, Investment Policy Officer and the council Treasurer were in Vila to hold discussions with a high-level delegation of officials from the Hainan Province of China on two key development proposals that are proposed for Malekula.
The delegation expressed their support of the work that VIPA has been engaged in with the province to promote prime areas on Malekula’s South and South Western parts for Foreign Direct Investment Joint Venture partnerships.
In its profiling exercise on key provinces in Vanuatu, VIPA has been in constant communication and engagement with the MALAMPA province to target-market key investment sites for Joint Venture partnership opportunities.
Malampa Province Secretary General Kalwajen Skepha, made a strong statement on development needs that should be spearheaded by people from Malampa.
“If you are from Malampa and live in Port Vila and plant banana plants, take the suckling back to Malampa. This is our custom, we have contributed to the development of Shefa Province now we need to go back and contribute to our own provinces in the same manner so that we too can give to the people of Shefa when they come to our province”.
The development projects outlined for the province are focused on infrastructure and agriculture specifically value addition of produce such as kava.
The delegation stressed that their efforts to push for development in the province will be a great measure for their achievements under the NSDP.
Photo supplied Caption: Malampa delegation with the VIPA Acting CEO