The Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE) has expressed confidence in the Solomon Islands National Water Resource and Sanitation (WATSAN) Policy which is geared towards improved planning, development, utilization and management of the country’s valuable water resources.
Minister Tovosia expressed his confidence when delivering the Solomon Islands country statement via a pre-recorded video message at the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Japan over the weekend.
He believed that successive Governments of this nation will continue to support the policy to achieve key policy objectives and goals through the execution of the National WATSAN Policy for improvements in the water resources and sanitation sector in Solomon Islands.
“I am confident that the Government of Solomon Islands is committed to develop and protect its peoples’ livelihoods and the environment to ensure developments are sustainable. It is the vision of the government, through appropriate legal frameworks and sustainable infrastructure developments that resources such as water is protected from destruction and contamination due to natural and man-made disasters and that it is developed for the benefit of the people of Solomon Islands.,” Tovosia said.
Tovosia informed the summit that the Solomon Islands Government and its people will work together with stakeholders from other regions from other parts of the global community to ensure appropriate mechanism and appropriate technology is available to fight against the common challenges faced in the water supply, wastewater and sanitation, health and socio-economic livelihood of its peoples through the regions.