NZ funds medical staff houses, aid post in South Efate

Two New Zealand Government-funded medical staff houses and an aid post were officially opened yesterday in South Efate

The two medical staff houses in Erakor and Mele and aid post in Eratap were jointly completed by the New Zealand Defence Force, Vanuatu Mobile Force and China’s People’s Liberation Army Engineers.

Joining the joint engineering team at the ceremony were Minister of Internal Affairs Andrew Napuat, Mele High Chief Simo Poilapa, New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Schwass, High Commissioner of Australia Jenny De Rin, Ambassador of China Ambassador Liu Quan, France Ambassador Gilles Favret, VPF Commissioner Albert Nalpini, VMF CO Robson Iavro, Health officials, and Mele community members.
The delegation also attended opening ceremonies at Erakor and Eratap.

The total cost of the three New Zealand Government-funded structures is over VT35 million.


Photo by NZ HC Vanuatu