24 Jan 2008

Vanuatu to upgrade some Efate roads

2:11 pm on 24 January 2008

Vanuatu's department of public works has assured the Port Vila Efate Land Transport Association that it will repair and tar seal some of the rugged roads.

It says some of them have potholes following heavy rain and because lack of road maintenance.

The President of the Land Transport Association, Willie Wilson, says vehicle owners who obey the law pay their annual road taxes but the government is not doing its part by maintaining the roads.

Mr Wilson has held talks with the government after learning that 21 buses had refused to transport two visitors to Beverly Hills because of poor road conditions.