Australia pledges US$174 million for Solomon Islands infrastructure
Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, announced A$250 million (US$174 million) in funding over 10 years for infrastructure in the Solomon Islands.
This commitment is in addition to the A$2 billion (US$1.4 billion) loan program for the Pacific announced in 2018, and will provide grant assitance for smaller projects. Morrison also announced A$3 million (US$2 million) in loans to Solomon Islanders who come to Australia as temporary workers. The initiatives will be funded from other sectors of Australia’s official development assistance program.