AUSTRALIA under its SWIM program will be building a new Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) centre for People with Special Needs in Isabel province.
About six Australian volunteers who helped funded the project left Honiara on Friday with building materials on-board MV Uta Princess to kick off the project.
The centre will be erected at the Vulavu village, Bugotu District Isabel Province.
CBR Field Officer of Isabel province Jaspa Boiregia told the Solomon Star on Friday at the Point Cruz wharf prior to their departure, the new CBR centre is the first centre SWIM funded outside of Honiara for people with special need.
“This is a new CBR centre to be built outside of Honiara for people with special needs in the Solomon Islands.
“This centre is funded under the SWIM program after we applied for it last year. This centre would accommodate more people with special needs from everywhere around Isabel province,” Mr Boiregia said.
He said, work on constructing the centre would kick off this week.
“Work on constructing this centre would start next week (this week) as soon the materials are on ground.
“We estimate the construction work to run for one month which means it would be completed at the end of this month,” Mr Boiregia said on Friday.
Isabel CBR field officer thanked Australia through the SWIM program for accepting their application to fund the first provincial CBR centre in Isabel Province.
“This is a big boost for our province and our people living in remote and rural areas in the province”
“Therefore on behalf of CBR office in the country and my people in Isabel province, I would like to thank SWIM program for making this project possible,” Mr Boiregia said.
By DENVER NEWTER