Domestic port transformation impressive.
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 1 August 2018
“HONIARA domestic port at Point Cruz in Honiara has improved over the last two years and sets a good example of a neglected facility that now turns into a more organised, and revenue generating source for SIPA.
“The domestic port area was an eyesore to the general public in the past since it was treated as a drinking venue for alcoholics and entertained a lot of illegal activities like prostitution, betel nut market, drugs and home-brew (Kwaso) consumption.
“But today it is a different story if one dares to visit the domestic port, in the heart of the capital city.
“The parking area had been tar-sealed and cleaned. No one is allowed to smoke, drink alcohol and throw rubbish anywhere. The wharves are also being looked after by full time Ports officer when local vessels came in to berth.
“Harbour Master Captain Judah Kulabule, said the domestic port has doing well in the last two years after it was tar-sealed with gates erected to control movements of vehicles and people.
“He said the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has managed it well and was very strict with public using the domestic port.”
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