RAMSI Hands Over New Station To Solomon Islands Police

New station marks the last major step in ensuring a fully equipped police force when the Aus-led mission leaves in July

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, January 20, 2017) – The regional assistance mission to Solomon Islands has handed over the keys to a new multi-million dollar fire and rescue station in the capital, Honiara.

RAMSI said the new station marked the last major step in ensuring the police would be fully equipped when the Australian-led mission leaves the country in July.

The central Honiara station will be the headquarters for police, firefighters, first and emergency responders, and it also includes a training centre.

RAMSI's special co-ordinator Quinton Devlin said when the mission arrived in 2003 the fire service was in tatters, and with training from Australian firefighters, the service had been completely rebuilt.

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