The potential water source, water treatment plant site, and reservoir site for the proposed Bina Harbour Tuna Processing Plant (BHTPP) project in West Kwaio, Malaita Province have been successfully identified. Mr. Julio Aihunu, a prominent figure involved in the project, officially confirmed this information during a momentous technical working group meeting held on 18th July 2023.
The technical expertise of Solomon Water Authority (SIWA) and Snow Mountain Engineering (SMEC) consultants played a pivotal role in the determination of the water source. The sources have an abundant flow and consistent water quality making it an ideal and sustainable choice for the plant’s requirements.
The identification of suitable locations for these vital facilities marks a significant step forward in the realization of the ambitious tuna processing plant. The successful identification of an adequate water source is crucial for the plant’s sustainable operation and adherence to strict environmental standards.
While specific details regarding the exact locations and technical specifications have not been disclosed to the public yet, the news has already generated excitement and anticipation among stakeholders and the local community. The establishment of the tuna processing plant is expected to have a transformative impact on the country’s economy, opening up new avenues for growth and employment opportunities.
As the project progresses, further assessments, consultations, and approvals from relevant authorities will likely be carried out to ensure the development adheres to environmental regulations and community interests.
The project is expected to bring about a positive and sustainable change in the lives of the people in West Kwaio and the Solomon Islands as a whole.
Updates on bina development will be made known to the public as much as possible, keeping the public informed as the project advances towards its full realization. Ends//
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