Vanuatu 2030

Traditional values to guide Vanuatu's development blueprint

The country's national Sustainable Development Plan, called Vanuatu 2030, has been launched by Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, after some lengthy public consultations.

The Lands Minister, Ralph Regenvanu says Vanuatu 2030, which took three years to draft, is about modernisation while also preserving the country's traditional Melanesian values.

Plan aims to develop Vanuatu's economy and infrastructure

The plan, called Vanuatu 2030, was launched by the Prime Minister Charlot Salwai in Port Vila this week.

The 20-page document will serve as the over-arching policy framework for the government's development plans for the next 13 years.

Mr Salwai said the plan was ambitious, and will seek to ensure that all government programmes seek to enhance the themes.

While vague on detail, the plan seeks to improve infrastructure, education and healthcare, develop the sustainable economy and rural sector and mitigate against the effects of climate change.