Australia Handed Over Renovated Don Bosco Technical Institute Buildings


The Australian government last week handed over the renovated Don Bosco Technical Institute Buildings to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Don Bosco Institute in East Honiara.

The Don Bosco Technical Institute Buildings was upgraded at a cost of SBD2 million dollars, fourteen classrooms and two buildings that hosted the refurbished facilities of 15 showers and 15 toilets were upgraded.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and H.E Rod Hilton

In his address, Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton says, Australia is proud to be partnering with the Solomon Islands Government on hosting the Pacific Games.

I’ve spoken before about the partnership Australia is very honored to have with the Solomon Islands around the pacific games in providing facilities such as this and another six schools, providing technical assistance. We are also honored to be supporting the Don Bosco School,” Mr Hilton said.

Ambassador Hilton in his remarks also acknowledged the National Hosting Authority (NHA), local workers and the traditional landowners for their contribution towards the country’s development through the pacific games.

“I’d like thank all of the workers involved in delivering this project, this project is taught of, design and built by Solomon Islanders.”  

In his response, Prime Minister Sogavare thanked the High Commissioner for supporting the country in its preparation to host the Games.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, H.E Rod Hilton and Rector of Don Bosco Fr. Raphael Galve

PM Sogavare stated Australia government’s assistance has helped the country to upgrade six of its educational institutions for the 2023 Pacific Games and in legacy mode the upgraded facilities to be enjoyed by students into the future.

In receiving the refurbished facilities, Prime Minister acknowledged the Rector of DBTI, education secretary and staff members and students for allowing the institution to be one of the six games villages.

Your willingness to be part of our country’s efforts to host our brothers and sisters from the twenty-four participating countries in the Pacific Islands region, will ensure that our country will successfully host the 17th chapter of the Pacific Games in November this year. Thank you so very much.”

The buildings will be used as a game village to accommodate athletes during the Pacific Games.


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