MINISTER for Fisheries John Maneniaru on Wednesday met with the landowners of Suafa bay and Malaita provincial government to discuss the proposed Suafa Bay cannery.
The proposed cannery is one of the national projects earmarked for Malaita province by past governments.
Malaita provincial secretary Patrick Taloboe told the paper yesterday that the meeting was a successful one and the landowners were happy with the outcome of their discussion.
He added, that during the meeting they were assured by the government through the Minister that Suafa Bay cannery is one of their top priorities for the province.
The proposed project is located in Lau/Mbaelelea constituency, North Malaita.
The Minister told the delegation that they will send a technically team to conduct an assessment on the project as part of a follow up work done by the past government.
“After that then work on that project is expected to kick off.”
Mr Taloboe added, that this is good news for Malaita province.
“The cannery project plus the Bina habour are most likely to kick off soon.”
In response the landowners have thanked the government and assured the Minister that they (LOs) will be working closely with the government.
The delegation was accompanied by Minister for Agriculture & Livestock Augustine Auga who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lau/Mbaelelea.
By LESLY SANGA