BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Solomon Islands Government has promised continuous recognition of the valuable efforts through the commitment to protect the genuineness of the Bloody Ridge National Park.
Prime Minister Rick Hou relayed this at the recent commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the Guadalcanal Battle and Bloody Ridge National Park declaration and dedication at Japanese Memorial site, Bloody Ridge.
“The government will continue to recognize those who stood by their conviction of why Bloody Ridge must be accorded the recognition and the respect it deserves regarding their valuable efforts through its commitment to protect the authenticity the Bloody Ridge National Peace Park,” he said.
Hou said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is spearheading the collective efforts to the protection and strategic development of the National Park.
In relation to the sustainable management of the park he said a consultation is ongoing at the moment with the involvement of all respective stakeholders.
Speaking of the government’s commitment to the development of the site Prime Minister Hou voiced that the government’s commitment to it is demonstrated through the acquisition of the 25 hectares for the National Peace Park which came at the back of cabinet’s approval.
He said the protection and strategic development of the site it is part of the Solomon Islands National Tourism Development strategy 2015 – 2019.
“Therefore the government is committed to this under taking to the continuous partnership with our development partners in this regard,” said Prime Minister Houenipwela.