Samoa’s new Parliament House moving ahead

The Acting High Commissioner Rosemary Mckay, Ryan Masinalupe of the Attorney General’s Office,  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Malielegaoi, Francis Craig of Craig Construction Ltd at the contract signing ceremony last Friday

APIA, SAMOA: MONDAY 30 MAY 2016: The building contract for Samoa’s Parliament House was officially signed between the Government of Samoa and representatives from Craig Construction Ltd at the Prime Minister’s Office last Friday, 27 May, 2016.

Cabinet approved the awarding of building contract to Craig Construction Ltd on 27 April 2016 following a competitive tender process.

The total project is expected to cost AU$12 million funded by the Government and people of Australia. This was an increase of
AU$2 million from the original AU$10 million budget proposed for the project.

The Government of Samoa is providing AU$2 million to support the successful delivery of a quality building.

The 18 month construction period commenced on 23 May with construction scheduled to be completed in late 2017.

The redevelopment of the Parliament House complex was announced by the former Governor General of Australia, HE Quentin Bryce as a gift for the people of Samoa in the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2012.

The old parliament building, built in 1972, survived many devastating cyclones over the years and structural assessments found that it was more cost effective to rebuild.

Australia’s investment supports Samoa to build a new parliament house that is modern, functional, and cost effective to meet the needs of the Parliament of Samoa.

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