10 Apr 2014

Vanuatu opposition to boycott parliament

12:57 pm on 10 April 2014

Vanuatu's opposition says it will boycott tomorrow's sitting of parliament because it strongly disagrees with the government's way of dealing with a major airport project.

The government has been in talks with a Singaporean company to build a new international airport on Efate and modernise others around the country.

An opposition MP, Kalvau Moli, says a committee set up to vet the plans has been kept in the dark.

"That meeting has seen no documents, no detailed documents and there has been no due diligence made regarding the proposed airport. Therefore it is very premature for the government to continue to go forward with the airport."

Kalvau Moli says the opposition also disagrees with the terms demanded by the Singaporean company.