22 May 2008

Fletcher Construction win contract for new American Samoa market

9:38 am on 22 May 2008

Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new marketplace in Fagatogo in American Samoa

The brand new complex will house a produce market, fish market, restaurant and incubator for start up businesses.

Construction is expected to take 6-9 months.

Government officials involved with the project say that Governor Togiola Tulafono has approved the construction of a one story building rather than the original plan for a two story structure, which would have cost twice as much.

The one story complex will provide more space because there wont be need for an elevator , staircase or atrium.

The Economic Development Administration and Department of Housing and Urban Development which are funding the more than $2 million project have approved the change.