Solomons mission to improve PNG border regulation

The Solomon Islands Government is sending a fact-finding mission to the border with Papua New Guinea.

Solomon Islands Police, National Security and Correctional Services Commission secretary, Wilson Orisi, says the mission, to be led by MP Jimmy Lusibaea, will travel to the Shortland Islands, Gizo and Munda.

He says problems at the border have developed because the area has been left unattended by agencies such as police, immigration, customs and quarantine for some time.

Mr Orisi says the border has allegedly been violated by criminals and the Commission wants to learn about people's experiences regarding both illegal and legal crossings.

Mr Orisi says the Government can also improve revenue collection if activities are better regulated.