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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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Tina Hydro brings promises of affordable electricity in Solomon Islands

PM Sogavare Opens New Tina Hydro Office

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has officially launched a new office space which will house Tina Hydro Limited, the company the company that will build, own and operate the Tina Hydro scheme for the concession period of 30 years. 

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Australia announces SBD$1.4billion Bilateral Infrastructure Programme

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a bilateral infrastructure program for Solomon Islands, worth up to A$250 million (SBD $1.4 billion) in grant financing over a 10 year period.

This program will support key national and economic infrastructure and will complement the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific.

 Solomon Islands is possibly the first Pacific country that has this longer-term and integrated strategy on infrastructure development through a bilateral program with Australia.

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CCEC soon to start road maintenance on Tandai NW Guadalcanal

By Douglas Saefoa

China Construction and Engineering Company will soon begin a routine road maintenance contract awarded by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) starting at the Western edge of the city boundary to Doma, North West Guadalcanal.

According to the MID’s Central Project Implementation Unit (CPIU) they have already signed a contract with CCEC and have already gave them the notice to proceed.

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TSPDF begins upgrade design for sections of Honiara's main Highway and selected roads within the CBD

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development, in partnership with CARDNO under the design contract for the Transport Sector Project Development Facility (TSPDF) supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB), will be carrying out road inspections of the main highway next week – 14th March 2019.

A team of up to 10 personnel will be moving across town along the Mendana Avenue from the Central Market to the White River Bridge, and along the Hibiscus Avenue at the back and through the Ports Road infront of the RSIPF Maritime Base and Commonwealth Street.

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Honiara transport master plan study to commence after April

JICA HQ commences consultant procurement

By Douglas Saefoa

Following the recent signing of the Honiara Transport Master Plan project between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and the Solomon Islands Government’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development last week, JICA will soon begin procuring a suitable consultancy firm in Japan to undertake a study on the transportation system in Honiara.

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Mbarande tarseal road and Mbokokimbo bridge reconnection complete

Officials at the handing over ceremony at Mbokokimbo reconnected bridge

By Douglas Saefoa

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development has officially handed over complete infrastructure projects constructed by CCECC and China Habour to the people of East and East Central Guadalcanal on 14 December 2018.

The infrastructure project included a new tar seal road which stretched from Mbarande to Mbokokimbo and the reconnected Mbokokimbo Bridge constructed by contractors China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and China Habour.

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