Solomons airport maintenance contracts cut off

8:08 pm on 7 April 2015

Lucrative airport maintenance contracts worth hundreds of thousands of US dollars have been declared null and void by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance pending a review of tender processes.

Honiara international airport, Solomon Islands

Honiara international airport, Solomon Islands Photo: Supplied

The ministry's move this week has been applauded by Transparency International which says many past contracts were obtained illegally.

TSI's Chief Executive Daniel Fenua is urging the ministry to keep up the good work and says he hopes this practice is extended to other government ministries.

"Just putting out a notice, public notice like this is a first step but then we, would public would also want to know you know how the contracts are being awarded and on what basis and if they can come out publicly and put out in the papers as well winning bidders of the public procurement process."

Transparency Solomon Islands Daniel Fenua.