Vanuatu's Minister of Internal Affairs Andrew Napuat has signed an order to reduce the number of public transport buses.
The Port Vila Land Transport association has long been concerned there are too many buses in Port Vila to make money.
The Vanuatu Daily Post reports the minister has told permit officers not to issue any more approvals for more bus operators.
He cited traffic congestion, poor road design and poor profits for the bus companies as reasons for the order.
He said the order would also put a stop to the buses which were operating without a permit.