17 Jul 2014

Japan donates 20 buses for Samoa SIDS conference

2:05 pm on 17 July 2014

Japan has followed China in assisting Samoa by donating 20 buses for next month's United Nations Small Islands Developing States conference.

Japan has followed China in assisting Samoa by donating 20 buses for next month's United Nations Small Islands Developing States conference.

The buses, worth about 900,000 US dollars, were given by Japan's Ambassador to Samoa, Kazumata Shibuta.

They will be used to transport VIPs and delegates of the SIDS conference.

Last week, trained bus drivers were put behind the wheels in a pre-conference exercise.

Two months ago, China's Ambassador handed over 15 buses to Samoa's prime minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.