The Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the Governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu, have provided additional financing of USD18.48 million, USD4.65 million, and USD1.607 million respectively to the Vanuatu Inter-Island Shipping Support Project.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will contribute a further $1 million to the Cyclone Pam response and will also help transport Fiji disaster response personnel to Vanuatu by RNZAF C-130 Hercules.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $1.5 million in Cyclone Pam relief, on top of the $1 million contributed yesterday. He also announced two more NZ Defence Force (NZDF) relief flights will head to Vanuatu tomorrow.
The President of Vanuatu, HE Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Jacobson Lonsdale applauds the New Zealand Vanuatu relationship during his Waitangi Day speech, making particular mention of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.