Registration process for the proposed international seaport site at Bina Habour in Malaita Province is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
This was revealed by the National Consultant on Land Management in the Prime Minister’s Office, Genesis Kofana.
“As far as the Democratic Coalition for Change Government is concerned on the Bina Habour international seaport project, registration of the proposed project site is anticipated to be completed by the end of this month.”
Mr Kofana said the proposed project site covers four different tribal lands and three of them are ready for registration.
He said the registration process was delayed by a dispute over the fourth tribal land of Bina/Talifu but the matter has been ironed out following a series of dialogue he and other relevant national government officials had with the Malaita Provincial Government and the landowners.
“After our dialogue, 80 percent of the landowners agreed to have the land registered. So we are looking forward for the conclusion of the registration process within the next two weeks. A land trust board has been set up and the survey completed.”
The National Consultant on Land Management said the completion of the land registration process only three months after the passage of the 2015 Budget is a great accomplishment for the Democratic Coalition for Change Government.
He said the next step the government will take is to seek an investor for this project.
– PMO Press Secretariat