BY SAMIE WAIKORI
PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa province Hon Stanley Siapu assures that proposed development projects for the province are set to be rolled out soon.
Information received from his office via email said his government has set focus on the implementation of the projects.
Mr Siapu said “so far all is well and good” as his government is confident on discharging the projects.
“With regards to our development projects, we are just keeping our fingers crossed awaiting outcomes of the national budget.
“The same also for the work mandated for a task force established by our government to negotiate appropriate areas for rehabilitating cocoa, coconut and other agricultural activities in the province,” he said.
Siapu added that under the proposal they aspire towards contributing to the production sector in the country.
He also said there are other national projects eyed for the province as his government is also committed to them.
Siapu said work is on process for two major infrastructure projects for the province including the Ugi Wharf and Kirakira ramp.
He added that a cocoa factory is also eyed for the province and his government is doing all they can in preparation for the major project.
Siapu said there are other projects his government is also eyeing for the province as they await the national budget and other means of funds to execute them.
Meanwhile, this week the national parliament passed its $3.7 billion 2018 national budget.