Kukum Highway, Airport projects will transform Honiara: PM

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THE Kukum Highway Project along with the current Honiara International Airport Project will improve the landscape and transform Honiara into a modern city.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this when he acknowledged the ‘Exchange of Notes’ to formalise Phase 2 of the SB$243 million dollars Kukum Highway project, which was signed between the National Government and the government of Japan last week.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands, I thank the Government and people of Japan for this milestone partnership, engagement, and cooperation,” he said.

Prime Minister Sogavare said the project will cover the 6.3 Kilometres of road from the Ministry of Fisheries to the Honiara International Airport.

He said this include 4.3 kilometres of four-lane road to the Lunga Bridge and 2 kilometres of two-lane road from Lunga Bridge to the International Airport.

“Ancillaries to the road project include the drainage systems, bus stations, streetlights, traffic signboards and pavement markings,” he said.

The Prime Minister said the project timeframe is 24 months. He said it is expected to be completed by June 2023, ahead of the Pacific Games opening.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sogavare said Solomon Islands is on target to complete all the facilities and all preparations to host the 2023 Pacific Games.

The Prime Minister said the 2023 Pacific Games will be the most transformational project because it is not only about sports.

“It is about putting in place a new platform for our nation’s development agenda that will leave a legacy that unites our country and our region long into the future. We can do it and we can achieve it if we all work together,” he said.

– OPMC Press Release

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