Changes heralded for Honiara and the local environment
The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) is currently working on building a “Justice Precinct” for the nation’s courts.
This was revealed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr Paul Mae at the opening of a new courtroom at the High Court yesterday.
He said the government had come up with a concept paper that aims to transform and modernise Honiara.
Also, it was reported in the Solomon Star newspaper today that a contract has been signed for the upgrading of theKombivatu, Feraladoa, Ferakusia and Matariu roads.
The proposed upgrading of the roads is being undertaken under the CAUSE Project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Honiara City Council and funded by World Bank.
It might be recalled in the Greater Honiara Urban Development Strategy Plan of the Solomon Islands government, released in 2018, mentioned the development of green spaces for purposes of amenity and environmental resilience.
Those ‘’green spaces” would include the provision of river corridor linear parks along the White, Mataniko, Lungga, Tenaru and Poha Rivers as well as the upgrading of the Botanical Gardens, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Betikama Wetlands, and Bloody Ridge National Heritage Park.
The phases of the GHA’s Urban Development and Growth Strategy Plan were said to begin in 2018 and continue to 2023 and intended to prepare Honiara for the Pacific Games in that year, 2023.
The proposed green spaces and upgrades would add much to the local environment but seem awaited