20 May 2013

Indonesia providing aid to American Samoa

3:21 pm on 20 May 2013

The Indonesian government is building basketball courts and a youth centre in American Samoa, with a ground breaking ceremony planned for next month.

Last March when the governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga met with Jakarta's ambassador Dr Dino Patti Djalal in Honolulu, he sought Jakarta's assistance to renovate Korea House and convert it into a youth centre for the eastern district of Pago Pago.

However an assessment of Korea House, which was most recently a farmer's market, has found that it's beyond repair and it will be pulled down.

Its demolition will make way for the new youth centre and basketball courts to be constructed by the Indonesian government.

A team from Indonesia, which included an engineer, was on island last week to check out the site.