MALAYSIA has piped in financial assistance to SINUâs department of fisheries studies.
As part of its corporate social responsibility and philanthropic gestures to institutions and organisations in Honiara, and elsewhere in the Solomon Islands, the Honorary Consul-General of Malaysia to the Solomon Islands, presents a cheque of SBD60,000 to the Department of Fisheries Studies (DFS).
The cheque is presented by Ms Sylvia Wong, Secretary to the Honorary Consul-General of Malaysia.
The donation is to assist the young department in its operational activities to help ensure efficient running of its programmes.
DFS is a newly re-established department under the Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Studies, at the School of Technology and Maritime Studies, Solomon Islands National University (SINU).
The department, established with assistance from the government and people of South Korea, under its international development agency, KOICA, is in its infancy and needs every assistance to help actualise its vision of becoming a regional leader in fisheries training, with the highest standards of education, research and innovation.
The Solomon Islands National University and its School of Technology and Maritime Studies, on behalf of DFS, express sincere gratitude to the Honorary Consul-General of Malaysia to the Solomon Islands and their donors, who contributed in the golf tournament fundraising event, for this generous offer.
The Malaysia Consulate hosted a golf tournament last weekend, during the anniversary celebration of Malaysiaâs 61st Merdeka, and funds raised from the tournament were donated to various local educational and sporting organisations.
It is the hope of the University and the department, that this gesture will set the tone for medium to long-term productive relationship between the Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Studies and the Office of the Consul-General of Malaysia to the Solomon Islands.
The University assures the Honorary Consul-General of Malaysia to the Solomon Islands that the gift will be used, exclusively, to serve the purpose for which it is intended; to support the delivery of fisheries training in the Department of Fisheries Studies.