21 May 2010

World Bank Board to provide Solomon Islands with three million US dollars

10:23 am on 21 May 2010

The World Bank Board is providing over three million US dollars to help Solomon Islands address urban unemployment.

The money will go towards the Solomon Islands Rapid Employment Project which is designed to provide short term employment in and around the capital, Honiara, and follows a request made by the Solomons' Government nearly two years ago.

One part of it will focus on labour based public works such as road repair, foot path repair and construction, and garbage collection in and around Honiara.

A second component consists of life-skills development training for participants in the employment scheme.

Australia and New Zealand are also contributing to the scheme.