The Western provincial government has allocated a piece of land to the ministry of culture and tourism for the construction of a new tourism office in Gizo, Western province.
Western provincial premier Robert Pye Kuve, revealed this to the Solomon Star yesterday.
Last month principal tourism officer of the ministry had urged tourism operators in Gizo to consult provincial government to quickly release a land at the provincial headquarter to allow the tourism project to kick off.
Yesterday Mr Kuve said the provincial government had approved and allocated a land for the national government to build the tourism office complex.
“Provincial government had already allocated a land to ministry to build the office. We are just waiting for our new building complex to complete so that we could move all our provincial properties out of the land we earmarked for the ministry project to kick off,” Mr Kuve said.
Premier Kuve said the new provincial government million dollar building will soon be completed. And when it does all the provincial departments would be under one roof.
The new tourism complex will have an office for the Solomon Islands visitors’ bureau (SIVB), Western provincial tourism association (WPTA) desk and the ministry’s desk.
By DENVER NEWTER