Solomon Water has awarded a USD$7.8m (SBD 63 m) contract for the construction of 11 km of water trunk mains in Honiara to Pacific Engineering Projects Ltd (PEP).
PEP is a New Zealand based engineering and construction company.
Funded by the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, PEP will construct and commission three new potable water trunk mains at various locations across Honiara.
The three new trunk mains are as follows:
- Kongulai to White River to Town Ground, approximately 6 kms long.
- East Kola to Kukum Highway, approximately 1.8 kms long.
- Panatina to Burns Creek, approximately 3.2 kms long.
Solomon Water Chief Executive Officer Ian Gooden said “This is another of our critical water infrastructure projects for Honiara and I am pleased that we are able to award this contract this year. Trunk mains are our main water transporting network, delivering large volumes of water between the source and reservoirs. This project will construct new mains that will increase our network's transfer capacity across Honiara”.
Together with the new Kongulai water treatment plant and the 3 large new reservoirs this trunk main project will help to make Honiara’s water supply system and capabilities much more secure and should significantly minisimse any disruptions due to rain or other network problems.
The project starts on 16 June and will run for 18 months. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to take care whilst traveling through these construction sites on the roads and footpaths, stay alert, take notice of any traffic signage and or traffic control personnel whom may be there to assist you in staying safe.
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