7 Feb 2014

French Polynesia outlines infrastructure investment

6:31 pm on 7 February 2014

The French Polynesian government has outlined infrastructure expenditure for this year amounting to more than 400 million US dollars.

The programme, which is the biggest in more than a decade, covers a range of construction projects across the territory as part of a policy to stimulate the economy.

85 million dollars will be invested into renewable energy and about 55 million dollars in road construction.

Substantial investments are planned in airports and ports.

Most of the funding is to be made available by the French state.