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Month: March 2017

Gov’t Joint Venture To Own Tina Hydro Project

The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that Tina Hydro Project is planned to be owned and operated by a joint venture between Solomon Islands government and K-water. Under this arrangement K-water, the Korean government corporation for water and hydropower, will form a joint venture with Solomon Islands government via its commercial arm, the Investment Corporation of Solomon Islands ( ICSI). The Resource Sector Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, explains that technical agencies will discuss the commercial arrangements of the joint venture company in a technical workshop later this month. The technical workshop will discuss shareholding arrangements between K-water...

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Garu Tables Bill To Amend Town, Country Planning Act

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, Hon Moses Garu today tabled a Bill in Parliament seeking approval for the amendment of the Town and Country Planning Act to respond effectively to modern planning issues and needs in the country. The Principle Town and Country Planning Act was introduced in 1980 to administer town and country planning in Solomon Islands, including the ability to make local planning schemes and to control how development takes place on non-customary land. Hon Garu told Parliament when tabling The Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill at the Second Reading Stage that “This (Town...

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Malaita Province launches its Land Reform program

Malaita Province has launched its Land Reform Program. This Land Reform aims at settling land related issues in the province while setting a new foundation for the future development of the province. Premier Peter Ramohia in a statement issued this week says his MART Government has put into motion the Reform Program although he admitted it will be a long, complex , challenging and sensitive road ahead. “The development of Malaita (and Solomon Islands as a whole) may be a mountain to climb but the peak is not beyond reach.”  Ramohia says. “This is the seed that we must grow and nurture for the future...

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