11 Jun 2019

Vanuatu to discuss new casino with Laos investors

2:31 pm on 11 June 2019

The Vanuatu government is talking with investors from Laos interested in setting up another casino in the country.

Bob Loughman was appointed Vanuatu's deputy prime minister following the resignation of Joe Natuman.

Bob Loughman Photo: Facebook / Bob Loughman

The deputy prime minister Bob Loughman confirmed this on his return on Monday from a visit to Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

He said a group of potential investors from Laos will visit Vanuatu at the end of July for more discussions.

Mr Loughman said the capital of Port Vila and Luganville on Santo in the north would be excluded as locations for any new casino because there was a need to boost growth and jobs on other Vanuatu islands.