Implementing partners for USAID SCALE A&E visit sites in the province

Premier Daniel Suidani and USAID SCALE team meeting with communities in East Malaita during their recent trip to the region....Photo supplied
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A team led by premier Daniel Suidani and USAID SCALE A&E (Green Power Technology) recently visited proposed sites for projects in the province.

Suidani who is the chairman of Malaita Province Infrastructure Advisory Committee (MPIAC) joined Green Power Technology staff, Mr Joseph Gesiau and visited Malu’u, Atori and several communities in the Eastern Region of Malaita.

According to a statement from PARU, the team was also accompanied by provincial minister for Eastern Regional Affairs, Preston Billy.

“Following the 12th meeting of the Advisory Committee on the 16th of February, it was identified the need to decentralize some of the infrastructures under the SCALE A&E component to other regions of Malaita.

“This includes Cocoa Solar Dryer facilities and also the coconut crushing mill facilities.

“To facilitate the decentralization approach it agreed that the advisory committee visits the substations with the aim of identifying spaces on provincial land that would accommodate such infrastructures,” it said

The premier and team also visited Manu and Adakoa during the trip.

Also during the trip, Mr Gesiau shared with communities of Adakoa that according to timeline, the infrastructure projects will be tendered soon.

“Currently, Green Power Technology and its partners are on the design stage and after that will be the tendering for the construction of the facilities.

“This is expected to happen soon,” he said.

A report of the trip will prepare to present in the next meeting of the Advisory Committee.