Events & News
The middle management is undertaking a "Change Management" workshop held at the Heritage Park Hotel. This workshop gives the participants an opportunity on how they can become better managers at the work place and also to think strategically in dealing with situations and circumstances within the organisation.
This is part of the ongoing reform that is currently underway in SIPA. The workshop was conducted by a consultant from SINGAPORE.
New International Wharf design and location
The JICA team leader is currently working closely with the Engineering Department to finalise the necessary documents for the construction phase of the project. According to the project work schedule the construction of the new 180 metre deep sea water berth will commence in October 2014.
It is expected that the new wharf will be in operation in 2016.This is a second international wharf at the Port of Honiara. Once in operation, it would reduce the waiting time for ship berthing as two wharfs will be in operation simultaneously and also larger vessels can be easily accommodated.
The Port Industry is a competative and dynamic industry and smaller ports like the Port of Honiara & Noro has to seriously invest in port infrastructure and technology in order to remain competative with our neighbouring ports in the South Pacific.
Strategic plan 2013- 2017
Experts from Singapore have been engaged in February this year 2013 to provide expert guidance in the development of the SIPA’s strategic plan 2013 - 2017.
With the obligation under the State Own Enterprise (SOE) Act, this strategy will ensure that SIPA Governance is Sound, its strategy reflects the National Values and Commitment to building " A United, Vibrant Solomon Islands".
In this commitment, the planning is to project Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) as the Point of Call, and the Ports as the Shipping and Tourism hub for the Pacific Region.
As part of the strategic plan, a team of consultants from Singapore is engaged and will be arriving during the course of the year to review SIPA’s financial and operational functions. The review exercise includes the Information Technology section, Finance, Human Resource and the Operation.
The ultimate goal is for SIPA to operate efficiently and effectively in delivering its services through investment on appropriate port technology. This will attract and increase trade volume through the ports and also make SIPA operate on a sound and sustainable financial capacity.
Thanks to IPacific Frontiers and its professional partners for developing and championing the SIPA's strategic plan 2013 - 2017.