Solar systems for Pentecost

THE Ministry of Climate Change in partnership with the Australian Government have again provide funding for the installation of solar systems in 64 households on Pentecost Island.

This is part of a project that began last year under the Ministry of Climate Change.

A government spokesman said 32 solar systems will go to Hurilau district and another 32 to Lolkasae village.

Last year there were 32 solar systems installed in North East Pentecost and 32 in Central Pentecost.

He said a further 64 solar systems were also installed in the South Tanna community.

The funding from the Australian government is to pay for the 64 solar system worth more than VT1.4 million.

The Ministry of Climate Change will look after the cost of shipping and coordinating the installation of the solar systems.

The Minister of Climate Change Ham Lini said during the launching that it is a good project and that it should continue.

“I hope more agencies would help support this project to provide light to communities around Vanuatu and help the Ministry of Climate Change to achieve its program by 2030 for all households to have solar lights in their homes,” he said.