17 Jul 2019

Vanuatu govt to establish economic development zone on Santo

2:49 pm on 17 July 2019

Vanuatu's government has reached an agreement with landowners on Santo to develop the island's first economic development zone.

Santo, Vanuatu

Santo, Vanuatu Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

They'll partner with a foreign investor who owns land on Santo, Australian Graham Hack.

The Daily Post reported the director general of trade, Roy Mickey Joy, saying the government wants the zone to be similar to one in Fiji, which employs about 8,000 people.