12 Jan 2010

American Samoa awards warning siren contract

2:30 pm on 12 January 2010

American Samoa has awarded to an off-island firm the contract to install a warning siren system in the territory which was hit by a major tsunami last September.

The Chief Procurement Officer, Tauiliili Pat Tervola, says four off-island companies responded to last month's Procurement Office's tender.

He says American Signal Corporation of Milwaukee in Wisconsin was given the contract for its total base bid at 1.92 million US dollars.

The corporation manufactures community warning systems against tornadoes, storms, lightning, flood alerts, fire and more.

Tauiliili says what's impressive with the firm is that it has systems up and running in Sri Lanka and Thailand, countries that were devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.