With the 70-80 % percent of the population and resources based in the rural areas, the decision to establish local government regions and local government councils makes sense. The establishment of the six (6) provincial centers throughout the country by an act of parliament [CAP 127] was to promote and expand developments to the rural communities. However, reality is the majority of developments are still taking place in the two urban centers; Port Vila and Luganville.
The Government is now pushing developments to rural communities. This move is demonstrated by current infrastructure improvements in the islands of Tann and Malekula where roads and other infrastructures have been upgraded and built.
The "People's Plan" or better known as the "Vanuatu National Sustainable Plan (NSDP)" makes strong reference to expanding developments to the six provinces of the country.
Referred to as Vanuatu's "last of the real islands” Torba Province consists of 13 islands with a land mass of 882km² and a total population of over 9,359 people (2009 Population Census). The province is well known for its "Coconut Crab" - a unique delicacy found nowhere else and it hosts one of the volcanic lakes. To be alone, safe and enjoy nature - TORBA province is your choice.