17 Jul 2013

New Samoa market set to expand

12:50 pm on 17 July 2013

A prominent businessman in Samoa says the brand new produce market at Saleufi is part of a commercial development that will soon include a bakery, butcher and supermarket.

His family-run purpose-built market place opened this week for farmers to start selling their goods under shelter until the government rebuilds the main Fugalei market.

Patrick Chan Mow says farmers can just pay either a daily, weekly or monthly rate.

He says the development has been designed by a New Zealand company, Pro Designers Architects Limited.

"It is a 20 million tala total project cost, the produce market and the supermarket, including the fit outs. All the refrigeration, the equipment and even for the bakery, the butchery are all brought back from New Zealand."

Patrick Chan Mow says progress on rebuilding the Fugalei market has been slow, leaving many vendors to sell their produce outside in the sun and rain.