13 Jul 2005

Solomon Islands secures aid package deal with Taiwan power producer

7:29 am on 13 July 2005

Solomon Islands has secured an aid package with Taiwan's biggest power producer, Taipower.

Energy Minister Basil Manelegua says Taipower has agreed to help Solomon Islands build a hydro-power project near Honiara.

He says the company would be sending its engineers to carry out a feasibility study in October.

The Lungga Hydro-power project would improve the power supply to the capital, which has been experiencing daily power cuts for a decade.