Government through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) is planning to establish more mini war museums around the country.
The ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) John Wasi revealed this to the Solomon Star in an interview yesterday.
Mr Wasi said his ministry had identified several potential areas in the country to establish these museums.
“We have identified several potential places in the country owned by local where the ministry would assist them set-up these small war museums.”
Mr Wasi said these museums will be established around the country close to some of the famous battlegrounds during the second world war and would be smaller.
So far they have identified Tetere in north Guadalcanal and Mono in Shortland island, Western province as two potential areas.
He said land issue is a problem the government faces but they will work closely with the landowners to it out and develop these museums.
The ministry will continue to identify more sites, he added.
The tourism PS meanwhile urged all landowners around the country who have historical sites on their land and wish to develop it to consult the ministry.
Mr Wasi said setting up these museums will help increase in tourists arrival as well improve the tourism industry of the country.
By DENVER NEWTER