Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 17 April 2015

The Black Hawk helicopters which have been so helpful during the Pam emergency are being dismantled prior to their return to Australia by Hercules. UNICEF is continuing to provide additional help for education. Chief Senimau Tirsupe, President of the Malvatumauri, is insisting all assistance requests are placed through their acknowledged chiefs to avoid illegal claims. Listings of aid givers have been transmitted through Radio Vanuatu News.

PM Natuman has paid a tribute to the Asian Development Bank with the Government of New Zealand for the increased funding for the Inter-island Shipping Support Project, upgrading port services, especially to the most remote islands, Post reports. VCMB is also approving VT 2 million to assist farmers with kava, cocoa and copra production.