A $15.4 million ADB concessional loan, together with an ADB-administered grant of $1.5 million from the Clean Energy Fund, will finance the new campus.
The USP Honiara Campus will provide additional classrooms, an ICT studio, science laboratories, as well as faculty and administrative facilities with a solar-powered system that will provide 75 percent of the campus’s energy needs. ADB has said that this will enhance ICT-based education, improve student services, and help strengthen USP governance and management.
An anchor student program in public health is being planned, as well as a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The new campus will also offer technical and vocational education and training.
The Director of the Government Communication Unit has said workers will be coming in from Guangzhou and are highly skilled technical people needed for the construction of facilities for the games and other infrastructure projects that the country needs right now.