A HIGH level delegation from the Ministry Of Aviation and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will visit Malaita Monday and Tuesday this week.
Malaita premier Peter Ramohia confirmed this.
He said the delegation will comprised some MPs from Malaita.
Mr Ramohia said the delegation will first meet with landowners of Gwaunaru’u Airfield, with the view of reopening the airfield, which closed in 2012 due to land issues.
“We expect the delegation to sign a new contract with the landowners so that the airfield could be reopened,” he said.
The landowners have been clearing the airstrip over the past week.
Mr Ramohia said after Gwaunaru’u, the delegation is expected to visit Suava Bay in north Malaita.
The government plans to establish a tuna cannery at Suava.
“If time permits on their return, they will visit Bina Harbour, West Kwaio, which the government intends to build a commercial seaport.”
Mr Ramohia said a further visit that will include all 14 Malaita MPs has been planned for a further date.
The premier said he trust the Sogavare government will commit resources to developing Malaita as they’ve promise to do.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI