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Hatanga teams up with Hall to deliver projects

 Tuesday, 7 February 2023
Hall is continuing to expand its presence in the Pacific, having recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Solomon Islands-based civil construction company Hatanga Ltd to join forces when tendering for and delivering projects in the Solomon Islands. The agreement will see Hall carry out all dredging and marine civil works while Hatanga manages landside operations.


 Monday, 30 January 2023
Work to rehabilitate existing road networks within the West Guadalcanal Constituency (WGC) is on schedule and soon to begin after supporting machineries for the roadwork were secured in December 2022. Constituency Development Officer (CDO) Chris Elvish Laubua said upgrading work will cover existing roads including Marasa to Mbambanakira road, Kusumba road and Naro to Lambi road.

Ground-breaking for Naha Birthing and Urban Health Centre

 Monday, 30 January 2023
The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana and the Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan participated in a ground-breaking ceremony last week, for the Naha Birthing and Urban Health Centre. The Centre is a flagship SBD150 million investment in the health of Solomon Islanders funded by the Australian Government.

Ground Breaks for Multimillion Dollar Airfield Project in Taro

 Friday, 20 January 2023
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has paid homage to the landowners of Taro airfield for allowing their land for the important infrastructure. The upgrade of the Taro airfield will see a 950m by 30m sealed runway with a taxiway and apron, as well as the installation of a solar-powered lighting system. The upgrading of the Taro airfield is part of the $250m Solomon Islands Provincial Airfield Upgrade project.

PRIF, the pipeline and the private sector

 Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Best known for their contributions to National Infrastructure Investment Plans (NIIPs), which have proliferated across the Pacific for a decade, the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) now also hosts an annual “PRIF Week”. From 17 - 22 October 2022, PRIF, a club of western donors to the Pacific, held the event for only the second time. This year’s theme, ‘Enhancing Private Sector and Local Participation in Pacific Infrastructure’ was pitched at local firms and contractors who are seeking a larger slice of the donor-led infrastructure pie.