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Indonesia sends 20 tons of aid to Vanuatu to mitigate the impact of cyclones

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Jakarta, IO – The Indonesian government is providing 20 tons of aid to the Republic of Vanuatu to deal with the severe impacts of cyclones Judy and Kevin which hit the island country in early March. The assistance is meant to support the rehabilitation of Port Vila International Airport.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) and the Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry were responsible for its distribution which took place early morning yesterday via Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, per Kemlu.go.id (23/10).

The handover ceremony were attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Pahala Nugraha Mansury and Vanuatu Foreign Minister Matai Seremaiah Nawalu in August.

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“In addition to improving infrastructure, the rehabilitation of Port Vila International Airport also aims to strengthen relations between the two countries. This is concrete evidence of the Indonesia’s solidarity with the people of Vanuatu,” wrote Kemlu.

This project also involves Indonesian contractors and workers and is expected to be completed by the end of October or early November. (bp)

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