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Govt plans to upgrade facilities at Munda airport

11 June 2019
Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 at Munda, Western province. [Photo: lasafotografix]

The Government has recognised the importance of upgrading facilities at the Munda international airport to cater for the influx of visitors’ arrival.

This was highlighted in the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) 100-day policy document which was launched on Friday 31st May.

Under this policy Government through the Ministry will work closely with Solomon Airlines within the 100 days to progress the essential improvements that are needed at the Munda international airport to ensure continued tourism interest.

Under the time-frame there's a need to secure a definite plan, financing and time-line to construct a new international terminal at Munda international airport, commence discussions on support infrastructure to sustain the tourism interest including stepping up of appropriate hotel accommodation and tourism activities.

The document stated plans to commence discussions with the United Church headquarters on the urgent relocation of the Helena Goldie Hospital to a new site in Munda.

Munda airport several months ago started receiving international flights from Brisbane each Saturday.

It was also highlighted direct flights from Brisbane has also seen increase in the number of visitors arriving at Munda.


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