China donation

US$500,000 from China to aid recovery in Vanuatu

Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau received the donation from the Chinese Government Special Envoy for Pacific Island Countries Affairs, Qian Bo, on Tuesday last week.

This contribution is additional to the US$100,000 (over VT10 million) donated by the Chinese Red Cross Society.

The Chinese Embassy in Vanuatu stated that it believes this assistance will go a long way in supporting the people of Vanuatu during these difficult times.

Chinese Government Special Envoy Qian also invited the PM to visit China at a convenient time for both sides in the near future.

China equips Vanuatu Mobile Force

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says with the equipment the Vanuatu Mobile Force will continue to mobilize its operation more effectively.

“I am adamant that the vehicles will assist the force to effectively discharge their duties as well as enable them support the National Disaster Management office in times of natural disaster something that was not effectively as witness TC Pam struck,” he said.  

Salwai called on those who will be charged with the use and management of these assets to do so with pride and ensure that they are used for the intended purpose.