Aniwa concrete road complete, opening today

Newly constructed concrete road on Aniwa

The 4.6km road segment from the airstrip to Ikaukau Village has been completed and the people of Aniwa will be witnessing its official opening today.

Today's opening will mark the second achievement of VCAP’s Climate proofing work in Vanuatu after that of Epi in October 2017.

Works also includes the improvement of 2 drift crossing, 2 strip concrete pavement, 1 hill pavement and the airport shouldering upgrade to minimise eroding.

One of the main goals of rehabilitating the road is to improve access to social services and economic opportunities, which covers improvement to community access to government services such as schools, market, airport and healthcare.

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, Minister of Climate Change, Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, UNDP representatives, VCAP PMU staff and Aniwa Communities will be present in today's opening ceremony.

The VCAP Project is focused on sustaining livelihoods, increasing food production and improving the quality of life in the target vulnerable areas.

VCAP is a UNDP/GEF funded project that is implemented through the Ministry of Climate Change. The Project intervention is expected to benefit over 300 populations on the small island of Aniwa in the Tafea Outer islands.

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