WAR MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTRE PLANNED: TOZAKA

Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka. Photo credit: SIBC.

Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka. Photo credit: SIBC.

Chairman of the Solomon Islands Scouts and Coastwatchers Board of Trustees and Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Milner Tozaka has announced, a war museum and research centre is being planned to be built at the National University.

Mr Tozaka made the remarks while celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the “Pride of Our Nation” monument in Honiara yesterday.

“With these we are planning a war museum and research centre in a historic worth set but heart located on the Solomon Islands National University campus that will be used in collaboration with students, researchers, tourists and the general public to learn about and further investigate the history of World War II in Solomon Islands and the Pacific as a whole.”

He hopes the Research Centre completes by 2017.

He adds another project in the making is the preservation of the bloody ridge.

“We are working towards the completion of this research centre by 2017 to be launched in concurrence with the International World War II Conference. Another project ladies and gentlemen in the planning phase are the preservation of the bloody ridge.”

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