Vanuatu Agricultural Supplies to supply water tanks for schools

By Staff Reporter

The contract signing

A contract has been signed for the Vanuatu Agricultural Supplies (VAS) Ltd to supply poly water tanks and associated materials to schools in SANMA Province, as part of the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold recovery efforts.

The contract was signed by the Minister of Education, Samson Samsen, and VAS.

VAS will be supporting the cyclone-affected schools through funding from the Global Education Program (GEP), which will end by November this year.

The Principal Education Officer (PEO), Marcel Yamsiu, confirmed the implementation of the project to be VT30 million for schools in both SANMA and MALAMPA, who need water tanks.

VAS will supply the tanks and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will be contracting the installation of the tanks.

GBE has also funded school package for students after TC Harold. As such, part of the funding is aimed at building a better and bigger storage facility to store materials that will be supplied to schools in preparation or after a disaster strikes.

“This storage should be big enough to store all materials that will be supplied to at least all schools from the northern part of the country,” said PEO Yamsiu.

Minister Samson thanked the Vanuatu Government for approving this fund to be used to assist schools in need.