21 Nov 2016

Vanuatu recovery at progressing well in Tanna

10:23 am on 21 November 2016

The cyclone recovery effort in Vanuatu is progressing well according to a local Member of Parliament.

Andrew Solomon Napuat is the MP for Tanna one of the islands most affected by cyclone Pam in 2015.

An abandoned building on the Vanuatu island of Tanna, which was damaged by cyclone Pam in March 2015.

An abandoned building on the Vanuatu island of Tanna, which was damaged by cyclone Pam in March 2015. Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana

He said the initial response after the cyclone had been slow and hampered by bureaucracy but a recovery committee established by the new government in January has been making good progress.

"The government decided to establish what we call the recovery committee and so far I would say we have implemented more than 50 percent of the projects and things are happening now," he said.

"With regards to recovery funds are being released and procurement is going on at the moment and very soon we will be seeing construction works and all that happening."

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