THE Central Provincial Premier Stanley Manetiva wants the contractor of the newly wharf project at Tulagi to construct a complete quality wharf.
He made this statement following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday last week, between the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) and Central Islands Province at the MID office in Honiara.
Premier Manetiva told this paper yesterday, the project will improve safety and accessibility for economic and social activities for his people and assist the government in upgrading maritime infrastructure to make it less vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards.
He said this is for the first time, larger vessels will be able to dock safely at the upgraded wharf site, allowing more convenient and economical movement of passengers and cargo, and thereby improving quality of life in Tulagi.
Further to that, he said the new wharf at Tulagi will also boost connectivity, providing better access to medical facilities, educational facilities and markets.
“At the moment we need more wharves on areas but again it depends on the fund and donors to finance the wharves,” he said.
Premier Manetiva, on behalf of the Provincial Executive Government and his people of Central Province acknowledged MID and the DCGA government for the great help and assistance.
According to MID, the work on this wharf project had already started two weeks ago.
The winning contractor of the project is Trade Transformation Company (TTC).
By FOLLET JOHN