Government Support for Tina River Hydro Project Communities Starts

The “whole of government” approach supporting Tina River Hydro Project has started with the education sector. Communities in the Tina River Communities of Bahomea and Malango in Central Guadalcanal have been targeted by the Ministry of Education for priority in developing primary school facilities. The Ministry of Education has already started building three classrooms in three different areas of Malango and Bahomea. One is at Betivatu School in Malango and the other two are at Antioch and Rate in Bahomea. This initiative materialized after a government Taskforce meeting in September which heard that government services have not been getting to …

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Energy Minister Hands Over 2.7 Million Dollars to Tina River Landowners

Pacific Casino Hotel The Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Hon Moses Garu today handed 2.7 million dollars to 27 tribes of Central Guadalcanal. Minister Garu said the 2.7 million dollars is his government’s acknowledgement of the support the people have been giving to major national projects. Mr Garu explained that each of the 27 tribes of the Tina River Hydro Development Project would each get $100,000 as part of this goodwill payment. “This payment also confirms and implements NCRA’S policy to ensure maximum benefits accrue from the sustainable management of natural resources.” He also added that the government …

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