The Government of the Solomon Islands has published a National Infrastructure Investment Plan which presents the country's priorities and strategic direction for major initiatives in economic infrastructure over the next 5-10 years.
This is the first attempt to compile in 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. The Plan prioritises those activities that are closely aligned to the objectives of the National Development Strategy, promoting investments across the various provinces and sub-sectors. Project prioritisation was carried out in close consultation with Government departments and representatives of private sector, civil society and other stakeholders, and resulted in 29 high and medium priority projects totalling SBD$ 2.3 billion for the period up to 2020. The proposed portfolio of investments has been subject to a climate change risk assessment and is underpinned by a funding strategy.
The SI NIIP was prepared by the Solomon Islands Government with the technical assistance of the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF). An executive summary and the full report are available for download here .