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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Solomons Government Commerce Minister assures Malaita Province of project

Solomon Islands Minister of Commerce, Industries and Employment Francis Billy Hilly has assured Malaita province and its people of the government’s determination to build an international sea port at Bina Harbour in the Province.

The Government Communications Unit reports that Minister Hilly successfully visited the project site last Thursday and was satisfied with the outcome of the visit.

He was accompanied on the trip by Malaita Premier Richard Irosaea and his Provincial team, senior officials of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority and landowning groups in the area.

Speaking during Thursday’s site visit to Bina Harbour, Minister Hilly assured people that the Government is determined to implement the project and pledges the government’s strong financial commitment to the project.

Mr Hilly says the government is making provisions for the project in this year’s budget.

Work on the project will start as soon as the national parliament approves the 2008 national budget.

Mr Hilly and his delegation also traveled to Suava Bay in North Malaita to visit the proposed site for a township last Friday.

The Minister completed his visit on Friday before he returned to Honiara on Saturday.

Source: SIBC

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