BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE delay to the million-dollar tourism complex project in Gizo, Western province, has raised questions among people and construction workers.
They question the Trades Transformation Company (TTC) progress in the project and why head of the TTC has failed to update them about the project.
The project is a flagship to boost tourism destination in the province as it will develop, promote and market Tourism products and services in the province.
TTC, a local contractor based in Honiara who has over the past been engaged in various construction projects such as road, bridge and building constructions is currently undertaking the construction work.
A visit to the construction site over the weekend confirmed the project has not moved and grasses have grown tall within the compound.
Sources informed Island Sun Gizo that some TTC workers are yet to receive their payments for four fortnights.
Western Province Tourism Association (WPTA) committee questions TTC for not quickly completing the information centre.
“The department hopes to make this model work for Western Province and use it as an example for every province in Solomon Islands.”
WPTA said if TTC is unable to complete the project they will give it to other contractors in Western province to complete it.
Island Sun Gizo was unable to get comments from Holosivi regarding the issue as he is based in Honiara.