CBSP/SINU trade students in the field for practical work

Five SINU students, sponsored by the Community Benefit Sharing Project (CBSP), are currently completing on the job training with two high profile Projects in Honiara. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the organisations, students will be gaining valuable practical experience over the next 6 months as a part of the course program to become qualified Electricians and Plumbers.

The partnership which commenced in 2021, has allowed 14 students from the Tina River catchment communities gain new skills and training in a trade of their choice through the Community Benefit Sharing Project (CBSP). Students were identified and selected after attending the CBSP’s Pre-Employment Training (PET) which continues to be made available to eligible members of the Tina communities. PET training and the SINU initiative are in place to up-skill, equip and prepare locals for employment opportunities during the Project’s building and operational phases.

Australia Commits Additional SBD$1.9M Funding Towards Tina Hydro

L-R: Fred Conning, Tina River Hydropower  Deputy Project Manager; Dentana Makini, PS, Ministry of Finance & Treasury; Dr. Lachlan Strahan, Australia High Commissioner; Bradly Tovosia – Minister of MMERE; Christopher Vehe, PS for MMERE and staff of Australia High Commission. (AHC Picture)  Australia has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to the Tina River Hydropower Development Project by providing an additional SBD$1.9 million to support its Project Office. This builds on the AUD$28.8 million Australia has already provided to the Tina River Hydropower project through the World Bank to support the preparation and implementation phase. The additional funding will help the Office carry out …

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Tina Hydro delivers employing 31 locals in the first quarter of 2020

Workers in action at the Tina River site.There are now 31 new members of the Tina Hydropower Development Project construction team as locals fill both skilled and unskilled labour positions. Supporting local communities in the Guadalcanal region with employment opportunities is a priority for the Solomon Island Government as preparations on the Hydropower Project continue with certainty in these unprecedentedly challenging times. Since Christmas, project construction partners Hyundai Engineering Company (HEC), have worked with the Project Office under the guidance of the Community Benefit Sharing Program (CBSP) team, to reach out to communities with employment opportunities. Positions are being filled by …

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