HEALTH Minister Jack Norris Kalmet has signed three contracts today with a combined value of more than VT83 million as part of the VT600 million Health Sector Infrastructure and Equipment Cyclone Pam Recovery Program.
The largest of the contracts was signed with Joel Toa from Pacific Electrical, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for the complete replacement of all electrical services equipment namely the main switch board, sub distribution boards for each building, light fittings, light switches, power outlets, fans, fan switches and all associated electrical cabling that exist or existed at Vila Central Hospital and were damaged by Cyclone Pam.
Mr Toa’s company will also be completing all the new electrical work at the recently renovated woman’s operating theatre, pathology laboratory and staff house buildings at Vila Central Hospital.
Contracts were also signed with Morgan Bragg from Total Contraction for the supply of fifty seven, double VIP toilets and Mosese Navuniivi from Rotomould (Vanuatu) for supply of fifty one 10,000 litre water tanks.
The VIP toilets and water tanks will be distributed to rural health facilities in Cyclone Pam affected provinces as part of the Health Sector Cyclone Pam Recovery Program WASH Project.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), who is funding the Health Sector Recovery Program, was represented at the signing ceremony by Helen Corrigan, Senior Program Manager (Recovery) and Karin Mayer, Program Manager (Recovery) both from the Australian High Commission, Vanuatu.