3 Feb 2006

Solomon Islands planners urges developers to stick to process

11:15 am on 3 February 2006

In Solomon Islands, the Guadalcanal Town and Country Planning Board wants companies doing development work in the province to get its approval first.

The chairman of the Board and Provincial Premier Abel Arambola made the comment due to a rise in the number of construction projects.

The SIBC reports that the board meets monthly to consider proposals and applications.

This week it approved three new applications to develop Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited premises, and build a shopping complex.

Mr Arambola says that since its re-establishment last year, the board has so far approved 11 new developments costing more than 4 million US dollars.