New explosive ordinance disposal package for Solomon Islands

Australia and the Solomon Islands are deepening cooperation on explosive ordnance disposal, with a $15 million package of infrastructure works, equipment and training announced in Honiara.

The package builds on Defence’s longstanding cooperation with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to address the legacy of World War II-era explosive remnants of war across the archipelago. Two fatal incidents in the last 12 months underscore the tragic ongoing human impact of unexploded ordnance on the Solomon Islands and its people.

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Source: ADM