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. Chief Kikolo said members of the communities have been telling …

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Tina Signals New Future

Tina signals a new future for sustainable development in Solomon Islands: PMThe progress of Tina Hydro Project signals a new future for sustainable development in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made this statement following the signing of a Process Agreement by customary land owning tribes whose land will be used for the Tina Hydro Project. “The government takes great encouragement from the unprecedented progress of Tina Hydro. We see its success pointing to the beginning of a new era in sustainable development in the country” stated PM Lilo. He went on to pledge the government’s full support towards the project. …

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Tina Hydro Development Project Completes Feasibility Studies

The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) now confirms the Tina River Hydro Power Development project has completed baseline studies at the end of last year and will start the implementation phase this year, 2014. In a statement, MMERE, said the preparatory phase included Feasibility Studies, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, ESIA, a Traditional Land Identification Process and Benefit Share arrangement of the Project. “The MMERE is very encouraged by the work that is being achieved by a dedicated project office on the Tina Project and is supporting the project team in pushing the project a head.” “The …

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Tina Hydro Project Completes Feasibility Studies

The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) now confirms the Tina River Hydro Power Development project has completed baseline studies at the end of last year and will start the implementation phase this year, 2014. In a statement, MMERE, said the preparatory phase included Feasibility Studies, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, ESIA, a Traditional Land Identification Process and Benefit Share arrangement of the Project. “The MMERE is very encouraged by the work that is being achieved by a dedicated project office on the Tina Project and is supporting the project team in pushing the project a head.” “The …

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Prime Minister: Tina Region “A Real Model For Sustainable Development”

The Prime Minister and two of his cabinet Ministers held a successful visit to Marava in the Central Guadalcanal region this morning, as part of their tour of the Tina Hydro project area.Their fly-in visit was preceded in the morning by a meeting where the Tina River Hydro Project Office and Permanent Secretary Barnabas Anga, met the Bahomea Land Identification Committee (BLIC) at Hilltop in the Bahomea area. At this meeting the PS was presented a chupu in thanks for the government’s recognition to the work of the Bahomea Land Identification Committee (BLIC). This initial meeting was followed up by …

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Solomon Islands: Renewable Energy, UN General Assembly

Solomon Islands today pushed for a united approach to confront the ongoing energy crisis facing Least Developed Countries around the world. Solomon Islands today pushed for a united approach to confront the ongoing energy crisis facing Least Developed Countries around the world. Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Connelly Sandakabatu told a high level meeting of LDC’s on Partnership for Sustainable Energy at the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly meeting in New York today that energy is the key for economic development. Delivering the Solomon Islands Statement on Energy Minister Sandakabatu said renewable energy is the driver …

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