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    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cooperates closely with government counterparts and development partners in Vanuatu. ADB also supports government dialogue and consultation with stakeholders, including traditional leaders, local government leaders, the private sector, churches, and civil society and community groups. ADB, in partnership with the New Zealand Aid Programme, has developed the Interisland Shipping Support Project, focused on better access to markets and social services in outer island project areas, stronger safety regulations and better compliance, and improved shipping infrastructure.


    In addition, ADB, in partnership with Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), has developed the Port Vila Urban Development Project, which will contribute to social development by improving drainage, roads, and sanitation systems in greater Port Vila and adjacent urban and peri-urban areas of Shefa Province

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    The Government of Vanuatu in partnership with the Australian Government and the ADB are proud to fund the Port Vila urban Development Project as a major investment in the nation’s capital. According to Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Bob Carr's speech, he said " The Port Vila urban development project will tackle these issues. It will fix up the key roads, it will improve pedestrian safety, it will construct public toilets and washing facilities, it will improve urban planning and climate proof infrastructure. It will create opportunities that don’t exist now for the participation of the private sector."

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    The Government of Japan has executed the Grant Aid Cooperation on “Improvement of Port Vila Main Wharf (during 2007 and 2009)” and consequently strengthened the efficiency and safety of cargo handling, by renovating the cargo handling yard (for both container and bulk cargoes) at the international wharf. However, with the recent economic growth, the international and domestic trans-shipment of cargoes has continued to increase. Recently, the Government of Vanuatu and JICA signed an agreement to build a new international multi-purpose wharf and container yard and facilities at the Lapetasi Wharf to mitigate high berth occupancy at the existing international wharf being shared with priority cruise ships and to provide the container storage LCL unpacking space.

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    ADB and NZAID will co-finance an Inter-island shipping project. Previously, with regards to infrastructure projects in Vanuatu, NZaid with MCC co-funded the Millennium Challenge Account-Vanuatu project. NZaid provided around 900 million vatu for the MCA-V project . The New Zealand company, Downer EDI Works, also won the international open tender to upgrade the roads on Efate Island and Santo East Coast Road

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    The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. In March of 2006, the Millennium Challenge Corporation signed a five-year, $65.69 million Compact with the Government of Vanuatu to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth by targeting the country's poor transportation infrastructure. The MCC Compact in Vanuatu entered into force (EIF) in April of 2006, formally initiating the 5-year timeline for project implementation.