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Australia's new aid package for Solomons

Australia has announced a new $US103 million aid package for Solomon Islands.

Its High Commissioner in Honiara, Lachlan Strahan, said the funding package is part of Canberra's commitment to increasing its overseas development assistance to the region over the next four years.

The Solomon Islands package will include support for health, education, governance and elections, infrastructure, justice, women's leadership, and private sector development.

Dr Strahan said the funding also covers support for the 2023 Pacific Games.

Dr Strahan continued, stating that through the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), Australia is supporting work on the Tina River Hydropower Transmission System.

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