The reconstruction of the Maota Fono at Mulinu’u is well underway with the foundation of the building nearing completion.
The building has been designed by a consultant team led by Manteena Australia and is being constructed by Craig Construction Limited.
Project Manager, Daniel Nazdin, of Manteena says they have completed extensive work operations to provide a strong and stable base for the structure.
“We have made significant progress in placing the concrete foundations, beams and slabs, with concrete columns and walls to be going in after the new year,” he said.
“We will start seeing progress on the steel roof structure by March-April 2017.
That’s when the new building will finally become visible over the construction fence.”
Mr. Nazdin also commended the local contractors, Craig Construction Limited, for the high standard of work.
The building meets the Samoan Building Code and relevant Australian and New Zealand Construction Standards. It takes into account climate resilience and occupational health and safety guidelines.
The government of Australia is funding the project with support from the government of Samoa.
Australia’s High Commissioner, Sue Langford, said she was pleased with the progress so far, which was discussed at bilateral talks between Australia and Samoa recently.
“This important project is testament to the strong relationship between Australia and Samoa.”