THE ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the Kukum High Way Road Upgrading Project,will he held Wednesday 14th of September.
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID)confirmed this.
MID previously set the ground-breaking ceremony for 1stof this month (September) but now it has been moved to 14th of this month.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be the chief guest at the ceremony in Honiara.
The official ceremony will see MID minister Jimmy Lusibaea delivering his opening remarks, to be followed by an address by the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya, and the address by guest of honour Prime Minister Sogavare, and the inspection of the project board.
The official program will start at 9am with the arrival of guest and closed at 1pm.
It was understood work on the multi-million project will commence thereafter.
The project is funded by the Japanese Government and it will be managed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
In May this year, KITANO–WKK JV of Japan won the bid to build the project.
This will see the upgrading of the three-kilometre segment of road from the Honiara City Council in Central Honiara to Kukum campus, in east Honiara.
It will also see the expansion of the city council round-about, turning the two-lane Mataniko Bridge into four, and redesign of the Central Market bus stops.
It was understood overseas materials needed for the project had arrived in Honiara aboard the ocean freighter Kweichow last month and initial construction work was now underway.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO