Govt. to announce new company

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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Satitoa Slipway at Aleipata.

Satitoa Slipway at Aleipata.

The multimillion project initiated to create development in Satitoa Aleipata will soon become another overseas based company. 

An overseas fishing company is interested in establishing a cannery in Samoa and is looking at the Satitoa Slipway at Aleipata. 

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La’auli Leuatea Polataivao told the Samoa Observer yesterday that they are not yet done with their report to the government and they will announce it soon. 

“The announcement comes from the cabinet but we are still trying to put together the report, we will announce it very soon and will let you know,” said La’auli when asked about the update on the Satitoa wharf. 

And according to a report on the Radio New Zealand International two weeks ago states that a Chinese fishing company will soon be taking over the Satitoa Wharf and make use of it. 

Representatives from the company also met with the government officials to discuss the proposal before handing it over to the cabinet for approval. 

Samoa Observer approached the Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang on the process of this development. 

However, Papali’i said he heard that but there hasn’t been any confirmation and the only people who can provide confirmation if there is a company who is interested is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

He said the use of the wharf and the slipway is with the Samoa Shipping Corporation and the Samoa Ports Authority. 

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