BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO IN JAPAN
PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has made an official invitation seeking interested Japanese companies to explore and invest in Solomon Islands.
He made the announcement when addressing the Economic Forum in Tokyo on Thursday.
Houenipwela said Solomon Islands has diverse resources that Japanese investors can tap into.
He adds that Japanese expert in technology, health and education are some of the benefits that Solomon Islands can enjoy.
Houenipwela stressed that there are various sectors such as health and education that Solomon Islands and Japan would work on to further strengthen economic ties.
He said such partnership will encourage Solomon Islands the opportunities to contribute to global value chains through involvement of Japanese companies and products.
“We welcome Japanese companies to explore the possibility of investing in Solomon Islands in these sectors.
“Additionally, Solomon Islands welcomed the technological innovations Japan has in the field of educational and health to boost accessibility in the rural areas,” Prime Minister Houenipwela said.
He said Japanese multinational companies continue to be at the forefront of Solomon Islands development ambitions and that his government is ready to welcome interested Japanese companies with open arms.