A three days Land Valuers workshop organised by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MLHS) with financial support of the Australian Government commenced today - gathering qualified Valuers from across all Provinces.

The workshop is aimed at drawing out and determining the general unimproved land values for the rest of the country, based on the price any average willing buyer and seller would agree upon as a transfer price for unimproved land. 

Co-facilitated by the Commissioner of Lands Alan McNeil and Valuer General Helena Joyce Siosi, the workshop followed on from a similar workshop in 2020 with participants examining maps and determining what they believe to be fair land value across the country.

The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey through its Tribal Land Recording Unit has completed yet another successful Customary Land Recording Awareness Program in Longu Village, East Guadalcanal on the 10th – 12th November 2022.

Between 19-29th September the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) hosted a group of foreign investors looking for tourism investment opportunities in Solomon Islands. The high-profile visit was the result of the Dubai World Expo 2020. Before the Expo, MCT and International Finance Corporation (IFC) prepared a booklet of available land suitable for tourism development.

The Land Board has approved the advertising of land in the South Honiara subdivision by way of public tender.

The Land Board of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey has warned against illegal land sales and squattering on Government lands including the Levers Solomons Limited (LSL) Fixed Term Estates (FTE) East of Honiara.