3 Sep 2004

Samoan government arranges use of luxury cars gifted by China

10:22 am on 3 September 2004

The Samoan Government has decided to keep all 18 luxury cars given to it by China to ferry Ministers during last month's Pacific Islands' Forum summit.

Fourteen of the Buick Regals will be used specifically as official Government escort vehicles to carry overseas guests and VIPs.

The remaining four cars will be handed over to the Ministry of Police, Prisons and Fire Services for use as escort and security vehicles on special occasions.

The Government says it has issued clear guidelines for the use and maintenance of the cars.