BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has applauded the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands HE Kenichi Kimiya’s leadership style, displayed during his tenure in the office of the Embassy of Japan in Honiara.
PM Hou says Mr Kimiya has contributed much substantive assistance and support towards the development of Solomon Islands.
Hou said Solomon Islands have enjoyed the immense generous support from the government and people of Japan under Kimiya’s leadership.
He attributes the huge developmental progress to Kimiya’s stand to press on for many development schemes which cover many sectors and parts of the country.
These include major infrastructure projects implemented through Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through various economic and infrastructure developments.
Also, improvement of health and medical facilities, strengthening our education system and programs to assist rural communities adapt to the impacts from climate change and to adopt better management skills of the SI environment.
“The ongoing commitment under you leadership is way of strengthening greater cooperation Solomon Islands and Japan.
“I believe the exchanges shared through this avenue will continue to cultivate and enhance mutual understanding, respect and friendship between our two countries and people,” PM Hou said.