Satitoa wharf possible base for Chinese company

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The wharf at Satitoa.

The wharf at Satitoa. (Photo: Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia.)

A Chinese fishing company is interested in establishing a cannery in Samoa and it is looking at Satitoa wharf at Aleipata as the main base for its deep sea fishing vessels.

A report on Radio New Zealand International said representatives from the company would meet government officials this week to discuss the proposal.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and other government agencies are at the centre of preparations for the proposed business venture which government sources said would create many job opportunities for local people.

In 2014 the government revealed it was in talks with the firm Bumble Bee over establishing a cannery and fish loining plant on the main Apia wharf but that never came to fruition.

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