SOLOMON ISLANDS FORMS WASTE DUMPING RESEARCH GROUP

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (May 29, 2002 – Radio Australia)---The Solomon Islands government has formed a new technical environment action group known as the Environmental Concerns Action Network of the Solomon Islands, or ECANSI.

In a statement, the Solomons government said the immediate task of the new group is to monitor all matters relating to the importation of industrial toxic waste from Taiwan or elsewhere in the world.

ECANSI is required to establish worldwide links so it can research waste dumping and assess environment impacts, as well as informing and educating Solomon Islanders about environmental matters.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

 

TAIWAN GIVES US$ 1.23 MILLION FOR SOLOMONS FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (May 30, 2002 - Solomon Star/PINA Nius Online)---The Solomon Islands government has received another US$ 1.23 million from the Taiwan government as part of the US$ 8 million fund supporting Soltai Fishing and Processing Limited.

The government expressed its gratitude for Taiwan’s help rebuilding the tuna industry following more than two years of ethnic conflict.

The generation of export income from the fisheries sector is a key element of the government’s economic strategy.

Soltai was set up by the government to take over the fishing and canning operations of Solomon Taiyo.

It followed the withdrawal of the Japanese partner in Solomon Taiyo because of the conflict.

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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