The Premier of Malaita province in Solomon Islands is encouraging landowners in the province to open up land for development projects.
Richard Irosaea Na'amo has used the recent visit by the Minister of Commerce Francis Billy Hilly to Bina Harbour in West Kwaio and Suava Bay in North Malaita, to push for development.
He said the existence of the Bina Harbour and Suava Bay projects will add value to the land in those areas.
The National Government is planning to build an international sea port at Bina Harbour and a commercial township at Suava Bay starting this year.
Mr Irosaea said developing the two projects will attract several other business opportunities that local people can participate in.
On the issue of land disputes, the Premier appealed to Landowners in Bina and Suava Bay to avoid media debates to express grievances but settle their differences amongst themselves.