In Solomon Islands, the Honiara Multi-Purpose Hall upgrade continues, despite minor delays caused by COVID 19.

The Honiara City Council is pleased that the project is supporting the local construction industry through engaging a predominantly Honiara-based workforce.

The project is also making effort to use sustainably sourced local materials, where possible.

Key project updates include:

- The MPH extension is progressing well, with the completion of the ground floor structure, including blockwork. Work has also commenced on the first level floor slab. The structure of this building requires strong reinforcement as it has been designed to withstand earthquake and cyclone loading.

- The performance stage structure is taking shape, with the roof for the backstage building being installed this week. Construction will commence shortly on the stage slab, ramps and internal fit out.

- The concrete slab for the multi-sport court has now been poured, and is awaiting surfacing and line-marking work, as well as drainage and fencing.

- Block work continues on the youth centre building, as well as construction of the roofing truss.

This project is a partnership between the Honiara City Council and the New Zealand Aid Programme.


Source: New Zealand High Commission, Solomon Islands