8 Jan 2007

Solomon Islands tuna canning factory inaugurated

4:22 pm on 8 January 2007

The tuna industry in Solomon Islands is set for a major boost with the inauguration of the country's only tuna canning factory by the Prime Minister today.

The Soltai Fishing and Processing Company has invested almost one million US dollars in new machinery at the Noro factory, in the Western Province.

Soltai's general manager Milton Sibisopere, says the refurbishing of its factory will create employment opportunities for two-hundred more workers and increase production quotas.