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Solomon Islands: Australia announces support to community

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Honiara - The Australian High Commission has announced its support for 28 community projects in Solomon Islands.

The projects will cost 600-thousand Solomon Islands dollars.

The High Commission office in Honiara says the projects were funded under the Australia's Direct Aid Program D-A-P.

D-A-P is a small grants program designed to help community groups improve their living standards in direct and practical ways.

High Commissioner, Frank Ingruber, says Australia was pleased to assist community groups and organisations from all over Solomon Islands to enhance their skills, improve living standards, and build community confidence.

The projects are spread across all provinces of the country and include water tanks, school furniture, tsunami rehabilitation initiatives, and small income generating projects such as sewing machines, boat-building and copra driers.

The Direct Aid Program will provide more than 900-thousand dollars for community projects in Solomon Islands this financial year.