“A former harbor supervisor at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) said that the State-Owned Enterprise should prioritize infrastructure development at its domestic port to serve the needs of the local shipping industry than to invest in a flagpole.
“The former harbor supervisor Rex Dodo raised the concern to this paper on Saturday.
“My comment is the flag pole is a wrong infrastructure at the wrong place, at the wrong time and it serves no purpose at all in terms of ports services to the shipping industry both locally and internationally.
“The infrastructure that the shipping industry might need is a 50-meter wharf at Point Cruz to serve our local shipping industry because of the increasing number of ships and the need for more berthing spaces,” said Mr. Dodo.
“He added that the flagpole has no use or serve no purpose as far as a port is concerned.
“He further iterated that the money would be better use if it is spent on improving the deteriorating structures at the domestic wharves.”
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