3 June 2019
Australian PM Announces AUD$250 Million Worth of Funding for the Solomon Islands
“Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced AUD$250 million worth of funding for urgently needed projects across the Solomon Islands.
“The Prime Minister announced the grants in Honiara today as part of his first post-election overseas trip. The money will finance a range of projects over 10 years and will complement the AUD$2 billion infrastructure fund Mr Morrison has established for the Pacific.
“Scott Morrison is the first Australian Prime Minister to visit the Solomon Islands since Kevin Rudd in 2008.
“Mr Morrison also pledged AUD$2.7 million to help pay for costs associated with Australian working visa applications, and AUD$260,000 for a rugby program.
“The Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the Guadalcanal World War II memorial before a bilateral meeting with Mr Sogavare today.
Source : Solomon Times on Line.