How the Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program is raising the standard of infrastructure development every step of the way.
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Community using infrastructure are consulted - including youth, women and people with disability - so that their needs are understood and planned for.
Planning considers the use of appropriate design and materials so that infrastructure can be locally built, materials locally procured and assets locally maintained wherever possible.
Local companies and community are given every opportunity to be involved in infrastructure construction and maintenance.
The impact of climate change and natural disasters are planned for to ensure infrastructure is resilient.
Workers from government and the private sector are upskilled wherever possible during the infrastructure lifecycle to establish best practice policies and processes for the long term benefit of Solomon Islands.
To raise the standard of infrastructure development in Solomon Islands - to make it more inclusive, better built and more resilient - SIIP works with government ministries, provincial governments and state-owned enterprises, the private sector and international finance organisations. We help create partnerships and collaboration to support the nation’s infrastructure priorities and deliver economic growth, while improving the capacity and skills of the sector as a whole.
SIIP focuses on infrastructure that drives local jobs and economic growth: transport (land, sea and air), ICT, electricity, water and sanitation, and infrastructure that supports rural development. Current projects include:
Infrastructure planning: SIIP is supporting the Ministry of National Planning and Development Cooperation to better plan and prioritise major infrastructure projects across the country.
Provincial Markets Project: SIIP is redeveloping markets across Solomon Islands to grow local economies. Focusing on substations, new markets will be built at Malu’u, Buala and Seghe, costing an estimated SBD17 million each. Other locations are being assessed in Guadalcanal and Honiara, with locations in other provinces to be identified.
Noro Port Redevelopment: SIIP is supporting Solomon Ports to upgrade Noro Port wharves and facilities. This will create more opportunities for local businesses and increase fisheries exports. SIIP will undertake the feasibility and design studies required to attract funding for overall project delivery.
Bina Harbour Tuna Processing Plant: Under the leadership of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, SIIP is funding a water and sanitation feasibility study for the proposed plant and Bina township - a critical step in progressing the project.
Seghe and Taro airport upgrades: SIIP is providing finance to support the Ministry of Communication and Aviation’s upgade project in partnership with New Zealand.
Additional projects are currently under planning and consideration.
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