29 Jul 2015

Solomons government signs major road project

9:46 am on 29 July 2015

A landmark contract has been signed for a road project in the Solomon Islands.

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development signed a $5.4 million US dollar contract with China Harbor Engineering Company, who will work in partnership with Solfish JV to build the Naro-Lambi Road Rehabilitation and Bridge Project.

While most road projects in the country are funded by donors, the permanent secretary of the department, Moses Virivolomo, says this project will be paid entirely by the government.

Chec and Solfish JV's representative, Ma Jinhua, told the government the company will complete the project within the budget and the time frame.

He says his company's experience in Papua New Guinea gives them an understanding of Melanesian culture and they are well placed to carry out the job.