17 Jan 2011

New American Samoa tuna plant work to start in March

11:04 am on 17 January 2011

The reconstruction of the Samoa Tuna Processors' plant in Atuu in American Samoa is planned to start in March.

Samoa Tuna Processors is the company that's now leasing the former Samoa Packing facility which was closed in September 2009.

Joe Hamby, who is the managing director of Tri Marine International, Samoa Tuna Processors' parent company, says the contracts for the demolition, reconstruction and modernisation of the plant are under development and discussion.

The company expects the physical work on the rebuilding of the plant to start in March.