ADB pumps additional support to transport sector

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be supporting the next phase of the sustainable transport infrastructure improvement programme this year. The funding support through a loan stands at US$14 million (SDB$100m). According to information obtained by the Solomon Star from Hayden Everett, a Senior Country Specialist of the Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office within the…

ADB to fund Fiu hydro

ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) says Fiu River hydropower project in Malaita province is one of the projects they are considering for funding. Speaking exclusively to the Solomon Star in Sydney this week Hayden Everett, a Senior Country Specialist of the Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office within ADB said Fiu hydro is on their list for…

ADB’s help to Solomons

UNDER the country’s 10-year National Development Strategy for 2011-2020, Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting Solomon Islands in a number of specific projects. They are in the area of infrastructure, public sector management, and in renewable energy. Hayden Everett, a Senior Country Specialist of the Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office within the Asian Development Bank…

Renbell plans to increase revenue collection

RENBELL plans to look into its licensing policies as part of moves to increase its revenue collection. That’s according to the newly appointed provincial secretary Peseika Baiabe. Mr Baiabe said the province’s current business ordinance is quite outdated. “We will be looking at amending it to ensure we collect enough revenue for the province,” he…

Media gather in Sydney to talk business

Media industry professionals, publishers, proprietors, editors, and journalists from across the Pacific are gathering in Sydney for the inaugural Asian Development Bank (ADB) Pacific Business Media Summit. Senior media from eight Pacific countries are attending, including representatives from Fiji TV, Fiji Times, Matangi Tonga, Solomon Star, Talamu Media Samoa, Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Broadcasting…