Pacific Resource Infrastructure Facility (PRIF)

Established in 2008 to provide technical assistance, research and knowledge products on key infrastructure issues to Pacific island countries

and as a coordination facility for the principal development partners in the region.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Public Investment Management Diagnostic

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.

Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan (SI NIIP) 2013-2023 Summary Paper

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.

Solomon Islands National Infrastructure Investment Plan 2013

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.

Honiara Port Scoping Study, Solomon Islands

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.

Solomon Islands NIIP - Media Release

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.

South Tarawa Water Supply Options Assessment Desalination Feasibility Study

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.