5 Jun 2006

Chinese government to fund new court headquarters and MP offices in Samoa

6:43 am on 5 June 2006

The Chinese government has approved assistance for Samoa to build a new multi million dollar headquarters for the Lands and Titles court.

The financial aid package will also construct a separate complex to house offices for parliamentarians next to the parliament house at Mulinu'u peninsular. .

Samoa's Finance Minister, Niko Lee Hang, has also thanked the Chinese government for their generosity in extinguishing Samoa's debt of approximately 11 and a half million US dollars.

China has also provided 6 million US dollars to upgrade Apia park sports stadium in preparation for the 2007 South Pacific games.

Beijing has already helped to fund a multi million dollar aquatic center for swimming competitions.