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Samoa Observer, 17th February 2018

Uafato and neighbouring villages in Fagaloa Bay can look forward to a brand new road and a seawall.

Prior to Cyclone Gita last week, Cabinet had approved the Tender’s Board recommendation to award the $1.3 million contract to King Construction.

The funding is provided by the United Nations Adaptation Fund and it’s the start of a government initiative to combat climate change which is affecting Fagaloa’s coastline and causing mountain slides during heavy spells.

As part of a Cabinet onsite inspection visit to determine the extent of the damages left behind by Cyclone Gita, Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papaliitele Niko Lee Hang and Minister of Communication, Information and Technology Afamasaga Rico Tupai visited Fagaloa.

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