VANUATU GPOBA GRID-BASED ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT

Public Notice (in English, French and Bislama)

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

CONSULTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR VANUATU GPOBA GRID-BASED ELECTRICITY ACCESS PROJECT

The Department of Energy plans to make available, through local private utilities, UNELCO and VUI, a one-off subsidy to assist eligible low income households to connect to existing electricity grids in Port Vila, Tanna, Malekula and Luganville. In addition, a one-off subsidy will be made available to assist with basic household wiring, where household wiring does not meet industry standards or is not in place for these consumers.

The Department of Energy has consulted with the utilities, UNELCO and VUI, and has prepared an Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) that includes environmental and social considerations. 

Project Information Bulletin in Bislama, French and English, and the ESMF are available at the following locations: Department of Energy, UNELCO offices in Port Vila, Tanna and Malekula, VUI offices in Luganville and at the Utilities Regulatory Authority in Port Vila. Briefings and consultations on the Environmental and Social Management Framework will be held in Port Vila and Luganville in November 2013 as follows:

  • Stakeholders’ consultations in Port Vila:
  • Date & Time: 11th November 2013 at 8:30 am.
  • Venue: VNPF Conference Room
  • Consultations at community level will take place from 11th to 13th November 2013
  • Tanna Consultations:
  • Date: 14th – 15th November 2013
  • Stakeholders’ consultation in Santo:
  • Date & Time: 18th November 2013 at 8:30h
  • Venue: VNPF Conference Room
  • Consultations at community level will take place from 18th to 20th November 2013
  • Malekula Consultations:
  • Date: Date: 21st – 22nd  November 2013

 

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Jesse Benjamin, Director

Department of Energy

George Pompidou Area

Phone: (678) - 25201

Email: jbenjamin@vanuatu.gov.vu