21 Sep 2015

Work underway to build new disaster centres in Vanuatu

2:19 pm on 21 September 2015

Work is underway in Vanuatu to build two new provincial disaster centres.

The government has signed a contract for the construction of the centres in the provinces of Torba and Tafea and they are due to be completed by next February.

The facilities will cost US$400,000 to build and will include rooms for use as national disaster operation centres.

Provincial disaster officers have been stationed at the sites since April last year.

The government says the new facilities will strengthen emergency responses in the two provinces and are part of a continued disaster response effort.

The country is still recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Pam in March.