10 Aug 2015

Solomons government pledges to build 5000 new homes

1:43 pm on 10 August 2015

The Solomon Islands government says it will build 5000 new homes over the next four years, as part of its commitment to helping Solomon Islanders achieve a better standard of living.

The Skyline Investment Group, through the Solomon Islands Development Corporation, is to build the new homes.

The special secretary to the Prime Minister, Rence Sore, says the project will start as early as next month, depending on how quickly the government can identify and allocate land for the project.

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands Photo: RNZI / Annell Husband

One of the proposed sites for the housing project is Baranamba on the outskirts of Honiara.

Mr Sore says phase two of the housing project will be in provincial centres.

He says the project will be completed within the next four years, with the goal that public servants and other Solomon Islanders will eventually own the homes.

This public service housing scheme will come complete with relevant infrastructure such as road networks, water and electricity in the city suburbs.