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Installation of Honiara Airport Perimeter Fencing Soon to Commence

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The tendering process for the installation of new perimeter fencing for Honiara International Airport recently concluded, and includes the replacement of 4.8 km of damaged perimeter fence, and the supply and installation of one automatic sliding gate and three swing gates. These works are supported by the World Bank under the Second Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP2) and are being implemented by the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA).

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The contract between MCA and JED Enterprise Ltd (“contractor”) was signed on on 4 April 2024, and a kick-off meeting to introduce the contractor to MCA, SIRAP2 Project Support Team, and the Design and Supervision Consultant (Egis) was held on 9 April 2024.

As part of the conditions of the contract, the contractor must submit the Contractor’s Environmental and Social Management Plan, Quality Management Plan, Works Methodology, Works Plan, and required insurance certificates before mobilizing and commencing the works. Once these conditions are met, the works are expected to be completed within 180 days.

“This new investments will improve the safety and security of the airport by preventing wildlife incursion into the airport operations area and discouraging unauthorized individuals to enter potentially hazardous zones such as the active runway, taxiways, and aircraft parking areas” says Alwyn Danitofea, the Permanent Secretary for MCA.

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In addition to the new perimeter fence installation, SIRAP2 is also constructing four new bridges in Malaita (Kolofe1, Kolofe2, Su’u Harbor, and Bira Bridges), providing upgrades to the Honiara and Munda International Airports and Santa Cruz (Lata) Airfield, investing in air navigation systems in Makira-Ulawa and Temotu Provinces, and supporting regional airport maintenance.

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