In March of 2006, the Millennium Challenge Corporation signed a five-year, $65.69 million Compact with the Government of Vanuatu to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth by targeting the country’s poor transportation infrastructure.
This “Millennium Challenge Compact” is made between the United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation,(“MCC”), and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu. The Compact between the Vanuatu Government and the Millennium Challenge Corporation was sign on March 2, 2006.
Project Objectives. The overall objective of this Compact is to reduce poverty and increase incomes in rural areas by stimulating economic activity in the tourism and agricultural sectors through the improvement of transport infrastructure, which is key to economic growth and poverty reduction in Vanuatu (the “Compact Goal”). The Parties have identified the following project-level objectives (each a “Project Objective” and together the 2 “Project Objectives”) to advance the Compact Goal, each of which is described in more detail in the Annexes attached hereto:
a.Provide improved or new priority transport infrastructure in rural areas and outer islands, including roads, wharfs, airstrips and warehouses (the “Infrastructure Objective”); and
b.Strengthen the ability of the Government, specifically the capacity and capability of the Department of Public Works, to maintain and sustain Vanuatu’s infrastructure assets (the “Institutional Strengthening Objective”).
The office is housed under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management in Port Vila. It is run by eight(7) staff and a Director
Susan Joseph –Office Assistant (last from left),
Juliette.K.Hakwa-(second last from left)Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Serah Toara-(third last from left) Financial Management Officer
Johnson Wabaiat-Program Director ( center front)
Marie-Joe Bani-Next to director)Administrative Officer
Hans Euscher-Third last from right)Project Manager
Catherine Malosu-(second last from right)Environment and Social Impact Officer
Jason Raubani-(last from right)Environment and Social Impact Officer 2