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.

Infrastructure Planning and Management

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.

Clear Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure - Improving Lives in Asia and the Pacific

Infrastructure—the word is most often used to describe large structures made of concrete and steel, such as power plants, roads, water supply systems, and, increasingly, information and communications systems. These parts of the built environment underpin a country’s economic potential—in today’s world, no country can expect to succeed without a solid infrastructure base.

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.