This flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in Solomon Islands and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management.
The Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) conducted a public investment management (PIM) diagnostic in close cooperation with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC). PRIF has adapted, within the context of the Pacific region, a diagnostic framework that was developed by the World Bank, as well as a publication based on a framework developed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF, 2015), focusing on infrastructure investment.
This Pacific Country/Territory Profile in the solid waste and recycling sector was published in 2018 as part of a compendium of fifteen individual country profiles that seek to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream.
The Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (SI NIIP) outlines the Solomon Islands’ priorities and plans for major economic infrastructure1 over the next five to 10 years.
The plan focuses on strategic investments important to the future of the Solomon Islands. The SI NIIP was prepared through a consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders, including government agencies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
The Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (SI NIIP) presents the priorities of the Government and the strategic direction for major initiatives in economic infrastructure over the next five to ten years.
This is the first attempt to compile within one document the development needs for the various sub-sectors of economic infrastructure, including energy, land, sea and air transport, water and sanitation, telecommunications, and solid waste management.
This Scoping Study involved a business, operational and infrastructure assessment of the Port of Honiara in the Solomon Islands and its managing authority: The Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). The Study is designed to identify the need for short-, medium- and long-term improvements to the Port to enhance its performance and allow the Port to become more efficient and serve its customers better, both now and in the future.
Honiara, Solomon Islands (19 March, 2014) –The Government of Solomon Islands today launched the Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan. This plan outlines the government’s infrastructure investment priorities for the next 10 years.
The Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Connelly Sandakabatu, launched the plan along with representatives of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) at the quarterly Solomon Islands donor coordination meeting at the Mendana Hotel.
The draft South Tarawa Water Supply and Sanitation Roadmap 2011-2030 prepared under TA-7359 KIR finds that primary and secondary groundwater lenses for South Tarawa are at considerable risk, that water abstraction from freshwater galleries at Bonriki is 20% above the estimated sustainable capacity of the Bonriki reserves, and the Bonriki water treatment plant requires upgrading and improvement. The distribution system beyond the main transmission pipeline and service reservoirs is failing with leaks and high wastage within household systems, resulting in estimated 67% losses.
This integrated National Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Sector Plan was developed by the Cabinet-appointed National Intersectoral Water Coordination Committee (NIWCC) which reports through Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification to Cabinet of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG).
The Division of Water Resources of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) is responsible for the overall management and regulation of the water resources of the Solomon Islands. Its prime objective is to ensure water resources are properly investigated and used on a sustainable basis to cater for the needs of people and to sustain the environment.