Monday, 17 January 2011 12:16 PM

Major Projects for Malaita Province Announced

The outgoing Republic of China's (ROC) Ambassador to Solomon Islands, George Chan has, last week, announced two major projects for the Malaita Province.

He made the announcement on the occasion marking the inauguration of newly elected Malaita Premier Edwin Suibaea at the Auki Primary School grounds.

The ceremony was held in the presence of members of the new Malaita Provincial Executive, public officers and members of the public in Auki.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Chan personally congratulated Premier Suibaea on his victory in the premiership election.

"His election is not only his personal victory but also a victory for the whole Malaita Province and Malaita People," Mr Chan said.

As a new era begins, Ambassador Chan said the Embassy of the ROC (Taiwan) is looking forward to forging and upholding its partnership and cooperation with the biggest and most populous province in Solomon Islands.

The two highly anticipated projects include a Joint Venture Fishing establishment between Ching Fu Company - one of Taiwan's largest private shipbuilding companies and Malaita Province.

The second major project is the establishment of a Solar Farm in the province to provide reliable and renewable electricity supply in the province by Motech Company - a leading Taiwanese solar power company in partnership with Solomon Islands Electricity Authority.

Ambassador Chan admitted that he has seen tremendous improvement and progress in the province over the last four years, particularly the provincial capital Auki.

"All these give me confidence that the two said projects will take root and bear fruits very soon," Mr Chan reiterated.

The visit is Ambassador Chan's fourth and final as he bids farewell to Solomon Islands following the end of his successful four year term.


Source: Press Release, Government Communications Unit