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Potential Investment - Vanuatu Roads for Development Phase 2 Program

Since 2009, transport sector support has been a pillar of the Government of Australia's (GoA) Vanuatu aid program. Australia's major infrastructure investment, the Roads for Development Program (R4D) and its predecessor, the Vanuatu Transport Sector Support Program (VTSSP), have improved economic growth and service delivery in rural areas and strengthened the capacity of the Government of Vanuatu (GoV's) Public Works Department (PWD). The current program, Roads for Development, is due to conclude later this year with an investment design being developed for a second and final stage of support. It is envisaged that this next phase will run for five years with a budget of around AUD35 million.

The delivery model is expected to be similar to the current phase, which involved specialist advisors being embedded within the structure of the Government of Vanuatu Public Works Department (PWD). Funding for the works also expected to remain though the current model of a direct funding agreement and disbursement via the Government of Vanuatu systems.

The proposed streams of activities will be around supporting rural roads; enabling sustainable network management and promoting innovation, resilience and continuity. This is expected to result in an End of Program Outcome of the PWD positively influencing road funding outcomes and using enhanced institutional capacity to manage the road network of Vanuatu more effectively and efficiently.

The Investment Design for Phase 2 should be finalised by April and if approved, the Request For Tender would then be released onto AusTender.

Further information and an overview of Australia's aid program to Vanuatu

This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for the described services. The scale, scope and focus of the proposed investment may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian Government before a tender process will commence. This potential procurement opportunity is subject to delays, revision or cancellation.

Last Updated: 12 February 2018
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