After a couple of years of meticulous planning, construction on the new National Archives and the National Library building has commenced. The construction company, Fletcher Organization Vanuatu Limited, began working on the foundation of the new building only about a week ago and have already made great progress.
In fact, on August 9 there was an official Ground Breaking Ceremony between the Government of Australia (represented by the Acting Australian High Commissioner), the Government of Vanuatu (represented by the Director-General, Ministry of Internal Affairs), and the Vanuatu National Cultural Council (represented by the Chairman and Director of the Council).
The building will be two stories with the National Archives on the first floor and the National Library on the second. This building will be built adjacent to the Cultural Center, and connected by a walkway.
The opening of the building is slated for July/August 2013.