Economy Archive April 2017

The delivery of television content via satellite is a critical requirement for the Solomon Islands as satellite is the country's sole method of accessing the interconnected global community.

HDTV Heading Into Solomon Islands Via Av-Comm

Av-Comm has signed a multi-year agreement to deliver HDTV content for Telekom Television in the Solomon Islands via Intelsat’s C Band capacity on IS-805 at 169 degrees East.
The government has secured USD$86-Million, through the Green Climate Fund (GCF), for the Tina Hydro Project.

Government Secures Multi-Million Dollar Funding for Tina Hydro Project

Two Solomon Islands delegations attending commercial negotiations and the 16th meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in South Korea have secured cornerstone finance with USD$86-Million for the Tina Hydro Project.
Second Secretary & Consul, Australian High Commission, Natasha Whelan, presents Mr. Jiope, school principal, with a grant for the Livelihood project.

Australia funds Special Development Centre (SDC) Kaikai House for Students with Special Needs (Guadalcanal)

Australian Direct Aid program funding of SBD 102,413.66 is helping the Special Development Centre School located at Tandai, west of Honiara. This school is the only educational facility for students with disabilities in the country, providing an academic curriculum as well as livelihood and life skills programs for its students.