Contract signed to rebuild TC Harold damaged schools in Vanuatu

The schools are Santo East School, Ecole Sacre Coeur de Fanafo, Sarakata, Alowaru and Avunatari Primary Schools and Nandiutu Junior Secondary.

The Minister of Education and Training Samson Samsen, said work will commence after the signing of the contract.

He thanked Australia and NZ for financing the TC Harold Recovery Programme.

Harai Construction will construct two double classrooms at Santo East Primary School in Santo. The project which consists of 14 classrooms will be built at a cost of 121,000,000 vatu. 

More repairs carried out at Port Vila runway

The works involved milling out aged asphalt and installing cold mix asphalt patches to areas which have been of concern and expected to deteriorate further over the next months.

The repairs are part of AVL's ongoing maintenance program to ensure the ongoing safety of operations at Vanuatu's gateway airport.

The project currently being finalized to address full rehabilitation of all of the airport's pavements is due to commence next year and public tender for these works soon to be released.


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Vanuatu company to supply hardware for health facilities

The contract is worth 128 million vatu.

Repair and construction works will be conducted at 44 health facilities in the Tropical Cyclone Pam affected provinces of Malampa, Penama, Shefa and Tafea.

The restoration and strengthening of these health facilities is being funded by the Australian Government through its Tropical Cyclone Pam Recovery Program.

Work has commenced to repair and rebuild multiple health centres nationwide.

Vanuatu chief nakamal repairs underway soon- PM

According to RNZI, he has told parliament US$260,000 dollars will be made available for the repairs.

The chiefs' nakamal was damaged during Cyclone Pam in March last year.

The nakamal is often visited by tourists wanting a glimpse of a traditional meeting house.


Vanuatu airport runway repair begins

Earlier this year, some airlines, including New Zealand and Qantas, stopped flying to Vanuatu, citing safety concern over the runway's condition.

With funding from the World Bank, the company Fulton Hogan of New Zealand has started the emergency work.

Vanuatu media report that equipment shipped to Port Vila has cleared customs.