The Solomon Islands finance minister, Snyder Rini, has tabled his government's 538 million US dollar budget in Parliament today.
Mr Rini says the primary objective of his government's first budget is to achieve broad-based economic development and engage people in productive activities and employment.
He says the budget aims to deliver better rural infrastructure, development activities and social services for the country.
Mr Rini says the government is focussing on working effectively with development partners, the private sector, churches and NGOs to deliver the objectives.
He says the government is now developing programmes and a framework to deliver the objectives, and a regular reporting requirement has been placed on all ministries.