Solomons public servants' house deal cancelled

7:33 pm on 7 April 2016

The Solomon Islands Government has cancelled an arrangement with a Chinese company to build 5,000 houses for public servants in Honiara.

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands

Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands Photo: RNZI / Annell Husband

Skyline Investment Group had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government in August last year.

In a statement, the government did not say why it had cancelled the arrangment.

But it says the cancellation of the MOU does not mean the company cannot invest in the Solomons.

Last August, the special secretary to the Prime Minister, Rence Sore, said the project would start as soon as the government identified and allocated land for the project.

The government at the time said the scheme was part of its commitment to helping Solomon Islanders achieve a better standard of living.