Countering Beijing, Australia to Build $60 Million Maritime Base on the Solomons Islands

Countering Beijing, Australia to Build Million Maritime Base on the Solomons Islands

Canberra will build a maritime base for the Solomon Islands’ military to dock patrol ships it donated as part of Australia’s $60 million infrastructure investment plan.

The Department of Defence has signed a contract with private construction firm Reeves Icon and Hall for the establishment of two major infrastructure facilities in the Pacific island country.

Western Border Outpost, a base to be built on Lofung South, Shortland Islands, will include a dock for two escort class patrol boats, accommodation, and a command post. The two patrol boats were previously given to the Solomon Islands as a gift by…

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