Su’umoli primary and community high school in Makira-Ulawa province has signed a grant contract last week, with the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands.
The project was signed last Thursday, for the construction of a double-story classroom building.
This building will accommodate about 6 classrooms.
According to the ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Shigeru Toyama, he was happy to announce that the people of Japan can assist in the third vital project in Makira-Ulawa province.
Mr Toyama added that the project is expected to improve the learning environment for the children of Su’umoli school.
Mr Toyama further stated that Japan is very aware that more than 85% of the population in Solomon Islands lived in rural areas and they required vital services such as health and education.
“One of the priority areas of our assistance under the grassroots and human security scheme is supporting basic education through the construction of the school facilities for students.”
“So we believe that this project will have positive impacts on the development of human resources and strengthen further relationship between Japan and Solomon Islands,” he added.
Mr Toyama added that the government and people of Japan would like to congratulate the people of Makira and Ulawa province on official approval and it is a great honour for the people of Japan to contribute to the development for the people of Solomon Islands.
He stressed that the very day they signed the grant project is just the beginning for the people of Makira-Ulawa province, to start implementing this project properly.
“I do expect strong community commitment to the success of the project and I hope it will reach its successful completion in the near future,” said Mr Toyama.
By MARY IDU BURUMAEA