PM Lilo To Open All New Airports In Solomon Islands

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2 airports to be opened this month, 2 more later in the year

By Elliot Dawea

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, July 1, 2013) – Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is expected to open all the new airports in the Solomon Islands.

This was revealed by the permanent secretary of the ministry of communication and aviation Francis Lomo.

He said Lilo has indicated to the ministry that he will open all the new airports being built around the country.

Some of the new airports are Lomlom in Temotu province, Manaoba in Malaita province, Munda, the country’s second international airport, and Nusatupe both in the Western province.

Asked why, Mr. Lomo responded because these developments came about under the political leadership of the current Prime Minister.

Its understood Manoaba airport has been completed and is expected to be opened this week.

Prime Minister Lilo who visited the Malaita Outer Islands over the weekend is expected to open the airport on his return.

Meanwhile, Lomlom airport in the Temotus is nearing completion and is likely to open towards the end of this month.

Prime Minister Lilo with his delegation are expected to travel to the Reef Islands to open the airport.

The provincial secretary of Temotu province Solomon Palusi also confirmed Temotu Premier Fr. Brown Beu and his delegation will also witness the opening.

Mr. Palusi said premier Beu and his executive has done a great job in pushing for this project.

Premier Beu had praised the NCRA government for supporting the province with a number of their projects.

Nusatupe and Munda will expect their grand opening later on this year.

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