Honiara : 1 February 2017
Letter to the Editor, Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers.
The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is said to be uniting all effort to increase visitors’ arrival in the country and undoubtedly visitors will want to see something of Honiara being the national capital and it is timely that there seems to be something of an environmental improvement programme being undertaken to clean and green the city.
To ensure Honiara is a welcoming place for visitors depends on the pride of residents, businesses, property owners and the youth.
Cleaning-up Honiara also makes good business sense and will help in promoting a healthy economy.
Clean, green and beautiful cities attract visitors and enable us to live, work and play in well maintained, safe and pleasant surroundings.
According to the Honiara City Council littering is reducing.
A HCC Works Division report suggests that this is due to increased awareness among Honiara residents on the bad side of littering and the campaign against waste.
The HCC has provided bins both in the CBD areas and in the outskirts of Honiara for proper rubbish storages facilities, provided people properly use them to dispose of their litter
Additionally, the HCC will soon be introducing Bin Enclosures in the CBD areas in Honiara in another boost to the campaign against littering.
Meanwhile, the HCC has already started to clean some of the city streets and plant trees and shrubs
In another recent development, the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has agreed to refurbish the Commonwealth Street sign.
It is hoped that a similar development to Commonwealth Street will extend through to Mendana Ave, and upgrade the present facilities by the planting of trees, paved footpaths and public benches.
The SIPA has also agreed to support with rubbish collection and the Lime Lounge Café will provide a daily cleaning service of the street.