Vanuatu halts Hyundai van imports

Vanuatu's government says it will ban bus dealers from importing Hyundai vans into the country, starting from next year.

The internal affairs minister, Alfred Maoh, said the Hyundai models were very popular in Port Vila because of their low cost.

RNZI reports the streets of the capital are crammed with vans operating as public bus services.

But Mr Maoh said it has come to the government's attention that there were too many Hyundais, and he said the buses did not last.