Tuesday, 11 December 2007 9:37 AM

Western Province to Build Monument for Tsunami Victims

Solomon Islands' Western Provincial Government is embarking on a plan to build a monument to the memory of the 52 people who died in the April 2nd tsunami and earthquake.

Premier of Western Province, Alex Lokopio, revealed to Government Communications Unit that his government will build the monument in the provincial capital, Gizo town.

Mr. Lokopio said the monument is expected to be complete ahead of a commemoration event planned for Aril next year.

People who have lost loved ones will have the opportunity to share their experiences during the commemoration event.

The Western Province Premier told the Government Communications Unit that the Province has recommended April 2nd as one significant day which the people in Western Province will revere each year.

The Government Communications Unit was informed that the Provincial Disaster Council is now looking at ways to raise funds to support the event.

Western Province Premier Lokopio said the monument is "very vital" for those who have lost loved ones, friends, family members and personal belongings at a time of natural calamity.

Mr. Lokopio appealed to individuals and organisations to assist towards a worthy cause.

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