Settlements receive sanitation upgrade from Port Vila Urban Development Project

One of Port Vila's many informal settlements – a symptom of lack of urban planning at all levels of government. Photo: IOM

The Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP) is improving the hygiene and sanitation of urban settlements. Settlements include the Seaside communities — Futuna, Paama and Tongoa, Tokyo Buninga plus peri-urban Ohlen Nabanga, Mele Waisisi and Blacksands Tongariki. The Vanuatu and Australian governments, the ADB are assisting, as are the people of the areas concerned who have done a lot to remove unwanted refuse and materials. Thirty-three junk collection trips have been made to the Bouffa waste site.

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Vanuatu Govt lists achievements after 100 days in office: “this Government is here to work”, says PM

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The Salwai Government’s first 100 days in power: stable government is providing momentum for action

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Former engineers back PM’s call for VBTC to resume national radio service

An RNZI engineer inspects Radio Vanuatu's MW transmitter, destroyed by Cyclone Pam. Photo: PACMAS

An RNZI engineer inspects Radio Vanuatu’s MW transmitter, destroyed by Cyclone Pam. Photo: PACMAS

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Drug bust on Tanna; Earthquake, tsunami and potential cyclone (!) danger passes; Visa-free visits to NC; VBTC money goes walkabout

Tafea Police Patrol in the marijuana plantation in Middle Bush, Tanna. Photo: Vanuatu Police Force

One kind of Cyclone Pam recovery: Tafea Police Patrol in the cannabis plantation in Middle Bush, Tanna. More on this story below. Photo: Vanuatu Police Force

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PM shocked to learn Radio Vanuatu no longer heard even in rural Efate; Lapetasi wharf project making good progress

Lapetasi wharf construction project. Photo: Vanuatu Govt

Lapetasi wharf construction project in Port Vila. Photo: Vanuatu Govt

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No debate about VBTC’s China TV plan, meanwhile Radio Vanuatu coverage disappears during cyclone season

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