International Airport upgrade project to begin next year

Honiara International Airport.

The Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Shigeru Toyama has announced the Honiara International Airport upgrading project will begin February next year.

Ambassador Toyama announced during last week’s celebration to mark the 85th birthday of Japan’s Emperor.

The Ambassador noted the completion of the Kukum Highway upgrade project and says Japan’s next big project is the upgrade of the International airport.

“We are delighted for the opportunity to work together with the Government of Solomon Islands on such an important infrastructure project. I would like to ask all the stakeholders for their close cooperation to facilitate good management of these projects.”

Ambassador Toyama also noted for the last two decades, the Embassy of Japan has implemented more than one-hundred-eighty Grass-Root Aid projects, in response to the basic human needs of Solomon Islanders.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela acknowledged Japan’s assistance with the infrastructure projects saying, they will transform the country’s capital city in ways that will touch the lives of residents and visitors to the city.

“These infrastructure projects will transform the country’s capital city in ways that will touch the lives of residents and visitors to this city. They will drive social and economic opportunities.

“Importantly they will enhance the transportation arrangements for commuters in the lead-up to the 2023 Pacific Games.”

The Prime Minister and the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui, were guests at the celebration.

By: Kikiva Tuni

 

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