Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani has applauded the national government for making the Bina Harbour Tuna processing plant project a top priority in its 2020 budget.
Mr Suidani stated this is a press release after Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma announced the priority projects for 2020.
Mr Kuma in his 2020 budget speech highlighted that Bina Harbour project and other key Malaita project which placed sixth priority project will be seriously implemented by the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) government in 2020.
Mr Suidani stated the announcement is welcoming news for the people of Malaita province.
“I must thank the national government for its support toward the project.
“My government the MARA government as outlined in point 3 of the 6 points I have announced will work in support of current national projects underway in the province including this Bina Harbour project.
“My people need this development since we have been waiting for a very long time, we do not want to be told of something that may end up not materialised.”
“It is a known fact that the New Zealand Government have been helping out with the Bina project and that other donors including Australia, IFC and USA are also showing support to the project.”
“This is good news to the most populated province of Solomon Islands. It is understood that the proposed facility would process 26,950MT of fish annually and employed more than 2000 people.
“As expected, this project will be complemented with a large commercial wharf suited to international export shipping as well as the significant fuel bankerage for the supply of fuel to the fishing vessels. The spin off from the project would surely bring development to Malaita province.” Premier Suidani said.
By SOLOMON LOFANA