China is to help pay for the rebuilding of the nakamal used by the Malfatumauri National Council of Chiefs in Vanuatu.
A nakamal is a traditional house which is reserved mainly for the chiefs and the Malfatumauri has in Port Vila to accommodate its members from around the country during their annual meetings.
The Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, Xie Bohua, says the money is to help rebuild the chiefs' traditional parliament which was damaged by Cyclone Pam.
He says it will also help build a new office for the Malfatumauri.
The President of the Malfatumauri, Chief Tirsupe Senimao, the money will allow them to run their normal programme next year, after cancelling their annual meeting this year due to the cyclone damage.