20 May 2016

Solomons sign deal for Guadalcanal bridge rebuild

8:23 am on 20 May 2016

The Solomon Islands government has formalised a deal for the reconstruction of seven bridges on Guadalcanal damaged by floods two years ago.

080414. Photo Save the Children. Hope fades for missing while destroyed sewerage system and water shortages spark waterborne disease fear in floodhit Solomon Islands.

Damage from flooding in 2014 in Solomon Islands Photo: Save the Children

A commitment with a Chinese engineering firm worth US$9,100,000 has been signed.

The reconstruction is being mostly funded by the Asian Development through grants and loans.

Prolonged heavy rain followed by flash floods in April 2014 caused severe flooding in Honiara and across Guadalcanal Province.

Twenty-three people died and thousands were made homeless.

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