BY SAMIE WAIKORI
Japanese-funded renovations for Kiluufi hospital in Malaita province are reportedly in full swing.
The project is funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Recently scoping engineering work has been done on the project that will pave way for further works or developments expected on the project.
Premier Daniel Suidani said that a group of engineers from Kramer had conducted the scoping study.
“The scoping work is done in preparation for a Japanese Company that is expecting to arrive at Kilu’ufi hospital this month,” Suidani said.
He said the project is one of the major projects MARA government is working on together with the national government and JICA to ensure it materializes for people in the province.
On that note, Suidani said that as the Kramer group conducted work on the project; they also carried out scoping and geotech work on proposed factories at Gwaigeo and its road project under Winrock programme.
“In line with this, infrastructure designs for Gwaigeo land are now ready to be submitted to the Malaita Province Planning and Development Board for endorsement.
“We hope the tender process can happen as early as April and work on the project to start in the second part of this year 2022,” he said.
Suidani said also that with that project, Winrock under the USAID SCALE-NRM project is working on other projects for Malu’u, Atori, Afio, Matangasi and Luaniua in the province.