Ernest kalkoa, a local who operates a small tourism business, is one of the first business people in the remote part of Efate Island who experience an increase of tourist and visitors to his small museum and an increase income due to improved road infrastructure. The museum preserved and stored 346 different brands of Coca Cola consumed during the World War 2 and plus other relics. With the newly built and improved road, he is now receiving four buses of tourist on the arrival of the cruise ship commencing on the mid-year 2009 and early January 2010,compared to only one from the previous years. With consistency in the flow of income, he is now expanding his business by opening up a small cafeteria, beside his little museum and the sea. And now, the land where he establishes his tourism activities had been declared a conservation site. This unique development shows how early the Efate island Ring Road impacted tourism activities in a positive way, and gives birth to new development in rural parts of Vanuatu. more...| View his Gallery

"In March of 2006, the Millennium Challenge Corporation signed a five-year, $65.69 million Compact with the Government of Vanuatu to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth by targeting the country's poor transportation infrastructure."Read more

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