CONSTRUCTION of a new international wharf at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will kick off next month.
Japan is funding the construction of this new project.
Speaking at the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum on Friday Glyn Joshua,SIPA’s director corporate service said actual construction will start off this October and should complete by June 2015.
He explained the new wharf will used by both cargo and cruise ships since the current international wharf cannot cater to meet business demand of international ships coming into Honiara.
Mr Joshua said the authority is hoping that once this new wharf is completed it will basically solve the demand of international boats arriving in numbers at the Honiara port,” Mr Joshua said.
Mr Joshua also added the new wharf will also help tourism flow into the country when berthing.
He said by having more boats berthing it also helps to generate revenue for the authority and the country.
“Once the wharf is completed both tourist and cargo ships will use the wharf because its designed for cruise boats and bank liners.”
By DENVER NEWTER