15 Jun 2004

Solomons government tries to secure better deals for resource owners

6:21 am on 15 June 2004

The Solomons government is trying to ensure that resource owners get better deals from developers.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Snyder Rini, says the Government has developed a bottom up approach to reverse the situation, with the landowners getting maximum benefits for their resources.

He says the new policy encourages resource owners to deal directly with investors to ensure they receive fair returns.

Mr Rini explains that the government's role is to create an environment where proper negotiations between the parties can occur.