VIRUS DELAYS CHINESE FUNDED PROJECTS
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 4 February 2020
“THE timing of Chinese funded projects earmarked for Solomon Islands will be delayed a bit due to the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.
“Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea Yao Ming told the local journalist yesterday in Honiara.
“He said the outbreak will affect the ongoing progress of work on some of the big projects earmarked for this year between the government of China and Solomon Islands.
“It was understood that since the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two governments last year numbers of big projects were year marked to be kicked off this year.
“One of them is the national stadium for the Pacific Games 2023 which will be hosted in Honiara.
“Other big projects to be funded by China are the Water Treatment Facility, Hospital and other smaller projects which will be directed to the rural areas.
“Counsellor Ming told the local journalists that initially they have been expecting an official delegation from China’s government in charge of these projects to arrive in Honiara this week.”
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