Singaporean firm for Infrastructure Development here


The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has engaged a Singaporean-based firm to design and supervise the construction of selected roads and wharves in the country.

A statement from the Singapore-based firm known as SMEC, said their engagement is part of the Solomon Islands Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Improvement Program (STIIP).

SMEC’s Project Manager, Graham Jones said his firm was awarded the work because of their innovative and competitive bid which reflected both the aspirations of the MID and the challenges faced by the Central Projects Implementation Unit (CPIU).

He said, this includes the use of a modular and standardized approach to bridge design in order to simplify fabrication and constructability.

Mr. Graham said SMEC also recommended several additional bridge sites for upgrading, which would further enhance the economic and development benefits of the Mberande-Aola road upgrading.

He said the first two months have been exciting and challenging but they are confident the close promotion and support by MID for a strong ‘One Team Together’ approach will lead to successful outcomes.

by Rickson Jordan Bau

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