7 Oct 2002

20 million US dollar Army Complex started in American Samoa

11:45 am on 7 October 2002

A ground breaking ceremony was held in American Samoa at the weekend which marks the start of work on the 20 million US dollar Army Reserve complex.

US Army officials from Honolulu attended the occasion in Pago Pago including Brigadier General Robert Lee, who said the complex would be state of the art.

He said it would allow soldiers to train using the latest technology and to support military operations through the Pacific and the world.

The facility is due to be finished in October 2004 and is expected to provide significant employment opportunities.