We Support Tina Hydro: Kikolo

A representative of the Managikiki Community in Bahomea, Central Guadalcanal, says latest activities of the Tina River Hydro project within their communities are very encouraging. Chief Whitlam Kikolo, former chairman of the Bahomea House of Chiefs and strong supporter of the Tina Hydro Project, says road surveys being undertaken now show the project is indeed moving to fruition. “We have seen surveyors moving up and down among communities conducting surveys on the access road so we are once again assured the Tina Hydro project is indeed coming along,” he said. Read more about We Support Tina Hydro: Kikolo


Korean Water (K-Water) is now officially the company to build the Tina River Hydro Development Project.

This became official Monday this week when a team from IFC and the Tina River Hydro Development Project Office briefed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare about this good news.  

We are delighted about this positive development and wish to welcome K-Water to Solomon Islands. We will of course continue to provide updates as they become available.

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Korean Water To Build Tina Hydro


From L- R:Anne Tully (World Bank), Deveshta Ratnanayagam (IFC),Shobana Venkataraman (IFC), PM Sogavare, Fred Conning (TRHDP), Mark France (TRHDP), Derek Futaiasi (PMO)


The Solomon Islands Government Government is now preparing to engage with Korean Water (K-Water) for the development of the Tina River Hydropower Project (TRHDP) in Central Guadalcanal after the only other pre-qualified bidder, Australian Energy Company Origin, withdrew its bid.

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The Tina River experience: Power (only) through partnership

Genuine partnerships are not just important for sustainable development; they are absolutely essential. This has been the lesson of Tina River Hydro in the Solomon Islands, where a flagship renewable energy project is approaching construction. Tina Hydro will displace more than 80 per cent of the electrical energy currently supplied by diesel generation.  Read article here Read more about The Tina River experience: Power (only) through partnership