REPRESENTATIVES of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), the Australian High Commission and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) inspected road repair and maintenance works in Honiara last Friday.
These works are jointly funded by the Solomon Islands and Australian Governments through the National Transport Fund (NTF), with technical support from the ADB.
Local contractors are maintaining sealed and unsealed roads around Honiara.
Works also include improving drainage and erosion protection in response to the April 2014 floods.
The works underway include re-sealing on Lengakiki Road, improved drainage in Rove, pothole patching on Jackson Ridge Road, and erosion protection along the Mataniko River on Tuvaruhu Road.
Permanent Secretary of MID and Deputy Chairman of the NTF, Moses Virivolomo said, the Fund spent some $87 million last year maintaining and improving roads around the country.
“The NTF continues to fund an expanded programme in 2015 and we are pleased to see the benefits of smoother, safer travel reaching more road users.”
Mr Virivolomo said, whilst there are ongoing issues regarding drainage and culverts, overall the roads are being fixed.