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ASG moves to develop land in Samoa

The American Samoa Government is proceeding with the clearing of land allocated by the Samoa Government in Moata’a.

This is part of the land swap between the two Governments. The contractor clearing the land in question is Silva.

In early March, the land lease agreement was signed here in the territory during the Atoa o Samoa talks.

Chief of Staff, Loa Tuimavave Tauapa’i Laupola said the one-acre vicinity of Taumeasina is an exchange piece of land from the Government of Samoa.

"Governor Lemanu walked the land with plans to be developed it."

Initially, the Samoa government allocated land for ASG near the Chinese Embassy and ASG sought for Samoa’s reconsideration, for another parcel due to the close proximity.

Last year June, Governor Lemanu P. S. Mauga in a letter to U.S President Joe Biden said that it is time for the U.S. to use American Samoa to increase America’s presence in the Pacific region.

Meanwhile, the land allocated for Samoa is located at Petesa and this is where the Samoa Consulate headquarters and chancery will be built.

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