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The Tina River Hydropower Development Project Highlighted during Royal visit

The need for more reliable, sustainable and green power is a problem currently facing Solomon Islanders and has been on the agenda during His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Prince Charles’ first ever visit to the Solomon Islands on November 24 and 25.

During the two-day visit, Prince Charles met with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and other leaders in Honiara who will discuss, amongst other things, the consequences of climate change on island life.

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Henderson Airport Upgrade Contract Signed

The Solomon Islands Government together with the Government of Japan have formalised a financing agreement worth USD$33.8 million for the upgrade of the Henderson International Import on Guadalcanal. 

The $US33.8 million project includes the construction of a new departure terminal, new taxiway and apron as well as the repair and refurbishment of existing infrastructure and the installation of new flood control mechanisms and lighting.

A Japanese corporation has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade Honiara International Airport in Solomon Islands.

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ADB approves funding for Tuvalu solar project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $6m grant to the Government of Tuvalu to help fund expanded access to modern energy services, as well as improve the quality, reliability, and climate resilience of the energy sector.

The grant will also reduce the country’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels for power generation, while making the cost of power generation more affordable.

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Tina Hydro Project on track, aims to reduce high energy costs

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is pleased that the progress of the Tina Hydro Project is on track for its commissioning in 2023.

Since coming into office, the Tina Hydro has opened their office here in Honiara.

Once operational Tina Hydro project will supply up to 80% of the energy in Honiara. This should reduce the cost of doing business in Honiara.

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SIG Commits to achieve infrastructure objectives

The country’s geographical setting makes infrastructure a vital component in our quest to attract investors and economic growth.

This is according to the Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare during his address at the Australia and Solomon Islands Business Forum held recently.

“The undersea cable is such an infrastructure that will connect our islands, but more importantly connecting the country to the outside world,” he says.

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SIG Commits to achieve infrastructure objectives

The country’s geographical setting makes infrastructure a vital component in our quest to attract investors and economic growth.

This is according to the Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare during his address at the Australia and Solomon Islands Business Forum held recently.

“The undersea cable is such an infrastructure that will connect our islands, but more importantly connecting the country to the outside world,” he says.

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MID urged to convene Road Transport Board

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has called on the Government through the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) to convene the Road Transport Board (RTB).

The RTB has not been activated since its establishment in 2009.

SICCI firmly believes that its convening will ensure that traffic rules are enforced.

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Mayor applauds NZ funded sporting facility project

The New Zealand Government through the New Zealand High Commission and Honiara City Council has entered a memorandum of understanding towards the upgrade project of sporting facilities.

City Mayor Wilson Mamae and New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands HE Don Higgins signed the memorandum to begin the project at the Multipurpose Hall vicinity.

This is part of the ongoing support of the New Zealand Government funding towards the upgrade project at the Multipurpose Hall.

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MOU for the Construction of the 2023 Pacific Games National Stadium Signed

The Chairman of the National Hosting Authority (NHA) of the 2023 Pacific Games and Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Jimmie Rodgers, and the Chairman of Fu Tsu Construction Co. Ltd, Mr. Cliff Lin signed a Memorandum of U nderstanding (MOU) on the construction of the national Stadium for the 2023 Pacific Games at the Prime Minister’s Office on 9 July 2019.

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Fiber Optic Cable begins journey to SI from PNG, expected to reach SI on 12 July

The laying of a 4,700km long high-speed internet cable connecting Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has begun in Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea Data welcomed the start of work on the Coral Sea Cable in Port Moresby.

The company's Eki Roroipe said the cable will first be connected to Honiara in Solomon Islands before being linked up to Sydney, Australia.

Mr Roroipe said it is hoped the cable will be completed by March next year.

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