PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has thanked the Government and people of Australia for their support towards the Tina Hydro Project.
Mr Hou acknowledged Australia’s support through its technical assistance in providing engineering, legal and environmental expertise with over AUD8 million expended on the preparation phase.
He further expressed his gratitude to the Government of Australia for committing AUD$17 million for the construction of the access road leading to the project.
Tina Hydro will consist of a hydropower facility with an installed capacity of 15 MW located on the Tina River, 20 km southeast of Honiara.
The government of Australia has supported the implementation of Tina Hydro Project since 2011.