KOREAN International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has donated two vehicles to the Ministry of Forestry.
The donation was made under a project called Establishment of Action for Forest Resource Management of Solomon Islands.
Won Pil Lee,KOICA’s project supporter officer, said this is the first time for his organisation to assist the ministry with the two Hyundai brand vehicles.
KOICA is the aid development agency of the Korean Government.
Mr Lee said the purpose of the project is to improve the capability of forest resources management in the recipient country by deploying forestry expert, hosting series of workshops, offering invitational training programme, and providing necessary equipment and web-page.
He said these two vehicles were part of the support.
The vehicles will be used by the ministry’s Re-forestation section, the division supporting tree growers across the country.
Richard Raomae, deputy director of Reforestation Development, said the vehicles will help improve the extension of reforestation programmes in the country.
“They will help our division in terms of mobility, reliability and boost our operations,” Mr Raomae said.
He said they will continue to work along with the KOICA project to further develop forestry resources management program in the country.
The project will complete on 23 June next year.
KOICA aims to promote international cooperation by contributing to the economic and social development of developing countries through grants aid and technical cooperation.
Solomon Islands is one of the countries under its development programmes.
By SOLOMON LOFANA