he Asian Development Bank is lending US$15.4-Million to USP for the construction of the planned 4th Campus.
Honiara : 18 February 2017
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and Pro-Chancellor Winston Thompson met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister, the Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, yesterday, to convey the institution’s appreciation for the ‘strong’ support of the Solomon Islands Government towards the establishment of its fourth campus in Solomon Islands.
Professor Chandra said the fourth USP Campus project is ‘really’ an exciting development as Solomon Islands has long suffered from the inadequate capacity of the regional institution to meet the high demand of its citizens for tertiary education.
The Asian Development Bank is lending US$15.4-Million to USP for the construction of the fourth USP Campus at Ndoma in West Guadalcanal under a Sovereign Guarantee by the Solomon Islands Government.
Professor Chandra said following their meeting with the Solomon Islands Government Caucus last year, a great deal of work was undertaken by the Solomon Islands Government on the project.
He assured the Prime Minister that they will do everything they could to complete the project by the end of 2018.
Professor Thompson in turn said USP is committed to working with the Solomon Islands National University to