17 Oct 2013

PNG company to complete controversial high commission in Solomons

7:18 pm on 17 October 2013

The controversial Papua New Guinea chancery building in Solomon Islands will end up costing taxpayers 15 million US dollars.

After 4 years the site in Honiara still only includes the cement foundations, posts and a signboard.

Work stopped in July of 2009 after employees reportedly went on strike over the nonpayment of wages by a local company Trans World Construction.

The Post Courier newspaper reports both governments had vowed to investigate how funding earmarked for the construction was exhausted, but it says there is no indication that those inquiries have happened.

Now a PNG-based company, Lamana Development Ltd, has been brought in to finish the job.