13 Oct 2014

Solomons' wharf project at second stage

7:55 pm on 13 October 2014

Work to upgrade and rehabilitate the Susubona wharf on Santa Isabel in Solomon Islands is underway.

It is the latest stage in the comprehensive Domestic Maritime Support Project which is funded by the Asian Development Bank and the aid programmes of Australia and New Zealand.

Under the scheme five wharves and a landing ramp are being improved with the aim of enhancing economic opportunities.

At Susubona the work will involve the demolition of the existing wharf head and causeway and the construction of a new reinforced concrete wharf head, which will be raised to minimise erosion caused by waves and debris.

A new causeway made of salvaged rock coral material will also be built.