“The MARA government's bold stand against the logging industry operation in Malaita Province has attracted the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a bilateral United States foreign aid agency.
“A local representative from MCC Dr. Philip Tagini visited Malaita last week where he met with the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani to discuss support Malaita Province could receive from MCC for going into forest conservation and engaging in carbon trading an area that MARA government has been embarking on since its formation back in 2019.
“Speaking exclusively to Solomon Star Auki in an interview yesterday, Premier Suidani thanked MCC and their local representative Dr.Tagini for bringing the MCC idea of support to Malaita.
“The Malaita Premier said MARA government is now issuing forms to resource owners in Malaita who wish to conserve their forest and benefit from the MCC support through trading carbon from the preserved forest.
"This is the kind of development we want for Malaita Province.
"A development that is sustainable and can benefit rural people without having to exploit their forest as the logging industry did”.
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