5 Nov 2007

Nauru's strategic plan bears fruit

8:25 pm on 5 November 2007

Nauru's strategic plan is bearing fruit.

Two years ago the Nauru Government unveiled plans for turning around steadily declining social and economic indicators.

It laid out an ambitious 20-year National Sustainable Development Strategy for aid donors.

Now the Foreign Minister David Adeang says assessments show satisfactory progress with big gains in health and education.

Mr Adeang says in health they can now boast more doctors and a more regular supply of pharmaceuticals.

"In education the resources of the schools is now much improved, particularly with the support of the government and the people of New Zealand. The schools are being refurbished as we speak. Most of the kindergartens will have been completed in terms of the refurbishment by the end of the year. The primary schools are undergoing refurbishment and the secondary school is about to be demolished and rebuilt."