27 May 2020

Solomons govt launches economic assistance applications

3:37 pm on 27 May 2020

The Solomon Islands government is now calling for applications for funding under its economic stimulus package.

Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare

Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare Photo: SIG News Service

Earlier this month Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced $US37.5 million would be made available to help Solomon Islanders cope with the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funding committee opened applications on Tuesday, saying submissions should be made in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, tourism and forestry.

The applications will be assessed based on three areas including how quickly they can generate economic returns, whether it promotes further income generating activities and employment and whether it provides long-term benefits for the country.

The committee said submission guideline would be published in the local paper.

Applicants have until 5 June to submit their proposals.