31 Mar 2015

Tokelau admin building in Apia to be demolished

8:40 am on 31 March 2015

Tokelau's General Fono has approved funding to demolish the country's administration building in Samoa's capital, Apia.

The building was found to be unhealthy and unsafe for Tokelau public servants after it was badly damaged by Cyclone Evan in 2012, which also destroyed important documents stored in the building.

The demolition contract has now been put up for tender and work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Ownership of the land and buildings was handed over from New Zealand to Tokelau in 2011.

The Apia-based office was relocated to the Samoa National Provident Fund Plaza after the cyclone.

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