Solomon Islands National Reform and Planning Minister, Peter Boyers has acknowledged that government must address the country's infrastructure needs.
Speaking after a recent donor meeting in Honiara, Mr Boyers said whilst huge gains have been made in the law and order sector, the work to improve infrastructure needs in the rural areas is behind schedule.
He said the lack of quick movement has also been largely due to the need for improved law and order in some areas for projects to be implemented.
Mr Boyers said roads, bridges and health and education infrastructure are the most pressing if government wants investment to move into the provinces.
And he said it will be on the government's priority list for next year.