PEOPLE on the island of Epi have themselves built an airstrip which will be completed by July this year.

The people of South Epi stated that waiting for the government to provide this essential infrastructure has taken too long.

So they have used their own man-power to dig an 800 by 500 metres airstrip.

The airstrip will help serve the people to access further government services, especially in emergency medical situations, which so far has seen people needing to go to Tongoa and Lamen Bay islands to receive essential services.