Our support still remains, says US
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 3 November 2019
“THE United States says it’s committed to fund infrastructure projects here, including Bina Harbour in Malaita, despite the China switch.
“Port Moresby-based US ambassador to Solomon Islands, Catherine Ebert-Gray made the assurance during an interview with the Solomon Star.
“It was her fifteenth and final visit here before her tenure as Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu ends on November 17.
“Bert-Gray said USAID is working with Australia, New Zealand and Japan to support infrastructure development here.
“In fact our engineers have been on the ground three times now working with our partners here,” the outgoing ambassador said.
“They are looking at the National Transportation Plan and follow the Solomon Islands government priorities, including Bina Harbour,” she said.
“We wanted to support infrastructure development and human capacity.”
“Bina Harbour is a national project that has been in the running for many years. The Government wants to develop the harbour into a duty free industrial town.
“Land dispute and other issues prevented the project from getting off the ground.”
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