15 Oct 2007

Sites being considered for temporary market in Pago Pago

6:12 am on 15 October 2007

The old Korea House in the American Samoa capital, Pago Pago, is being considered as a potential site for a temporary marketplace while a new market at Fagatogo is under construction.

The US Economic Development Administration has approved US$2 million for construction of a new marketplace.

While the facility is under construction, the government has to provide a temporary market for farmers to continue selling produce.

Public Works, Agriculture and the Department of Commerce have looked at different sites on the western district such as Malaeimi and Lions Park as potential locations to set up a temporary market.

However the western district sites were not large enough for a bus depot, something which the Korea House location offers.

Land use permits are being processed for the temporary market and its planned that work will begin before the end of the month.