First capital still without airport


CENTRAL Islands Province (CIP) though being host to the first national capital is still without an airport.

Stanley Manetiva, premier of Central Islands Province, revealed this during the 40th anniversary celebration yesterday.

He said CIP does not have an airport and is the only province without one.

“We need one to be prioritised on Ngella and the opening of Yandina as alternative options of comfort transport available to our distinguished and private guests,” Manetiva said.

He also acknowledges the government for the Tulagi Domestic wharf project, funded under the EU and ADB through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development.

“The land title is under the premier and the development consent has been granted after initial environmental assessment and impact report was submitted.

“This is a long outstanding economic infrastructure in the waiting for the Province, the domestic wharf is under NFD land but has just been transferred back to the province.

“Domestic and International seaport Infrastructures are vital for the tourism and general trading of goods for export,” Manetiva said.

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