Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday met with the CEO of a Chinese company based in Papua New Guinea interested in investing in the Solomon Islands.
Mr. Ma Jianhua, General Manager of China Habour Company (PNG) Limited, lit the Prime Minister about his company, he said, is a state-owned enterprise specializing in the survey and design, marine engineering and road construction , bridges and docks.
Mr. Jianhua told the prime minister that his company also provides support to its customers for financial solutions for their needs infrastructure development.
"I first visited the Solomon Islands two years knew that the country has a good market investment for my company.
"We are committed to providing quality service and the best value for our customers," he added.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the interest of China, Habour Engineering Company.
"We are open to any genuine investor who wants to help boost our private sector and I am pleased that your company is a reputable company to do business in 80 countries including Papua New Guinea," Sogavare said.
He said, "Solomon Islands is in dire need to leave where we are now in terms of development and we have ourselves to blame for other potential investors stick".
The prime minister said there is potential for investment in the Solomon Islands for the company and he is encouraged to hear that the company can also help clients access financial solutions for their needs infrastructure development.
"My challenge now is to ensure the development of Malaita Province, but I hear people saying that investors are afraid to go to Malaita."
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