20190329 114021Sea, Land and Air: Moving Vanuatu's Citizens

    The Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU) aims to ensure the prosperity of all
    people of Vanuatu. It will provide the high-quality infrastructure and services needed to support
    the country’s economic and social development.

    Our mandates include:

        • Maintain and upgrade transport networks to serve all rural and urban communities
          through inclusive and effective partnerships
      • Implement safety and security systems in compliance with Vanuatu laws and international
      • Provide leadership, governance and the necessary legal framework to ensure effective
        infrastructure development
      • Utilize resources and assets efficiently while adhering to principles of accountability and

    (Photo: Located in Port Vila, the Nasituan Building houses the Ministry of Public Infrastructure & Public Utilities and related departments.)

    MIPU Departments

    There are three departments under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilties: Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu, Department of Ports & Marine and Public Works Department. Find out more about each department below..


    Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu is a statutory body under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities which oversees all aspects of the Republic of Vanuatu's civil aviation system including regulating access to the 30+ airports and landing which provide critical aviation infrastructure to the country's 65+ inhabited islands. CAAV's mandated purpose is to ensure the safety of all people who engage in, benefit from or otherwise may be impacted by civil aviation within the nation's sovereign airspace. This being the case, CAAV is also the primary regulator of autonomous flying drone operations within Vanuatu airspace.

    Civil Aviation Act of 1999 & 2005 (Consolidated 2006)

    Contact the Civil Aviation Authority

    PMB 9068
    Port Vila, Efate
    Phone: 22819
    Fax: 23889


    Department of Ports & Marine

    The Department of Ports and Marine, which is under Ministry of Infrastructure & Public Utilities, is responsible for the implementation of the Shipping and Ports Acts which regulates the Republic of Vanuatu's Ports of Entry, interior ports, the role of harobourmasters who oversee those ports and additional related aspects of maritime operations within the country. 

    Ports Act comprised of legislation dated 1957-1998 (Consolidated 2006)

    Contact the Depatment of Ports & Marine

    PMB 9046
    Port Vila, Efate
    Phone: 22339 / 33600
    Fax: 22475


    Public Works Department

    Public Works Department is dedicated to contributing to the achievement of the national development goals by providing safe, reliable and affordable infrastructure. Primary task of the department is to manage, maintain and develop the major national transport infrastructure assets – roads, ports and airports.

    For more information about Public Works Department visit www.pwd.gov.vu.

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