Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua, has reiterated his government's desire to open up the nickel exploration in Isabel Province.

Dr Derek Sikua, who just returned from a trip touring various communities of Isabel Province, made the statement yesterday.

Dr Sikua said that the nickel investment on Isabel is a huge investment opportunity for the people of Isabel and Solomon Islands at large.

During his visit to Isabel the Prime Minister visited the nickel exploration camp saying that the visit to the area gives him an idea of what is happening on the ground.