14 Aug 2007

US' FAA extends deadline to American Samoa government

10:24 am on 14 August 2007

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has extended the deadline for the American Samoa goverment to sign an agreement for funds to build a traffic control tower.

The deal involves the use of US $2 million in federal funds to construct the tower at Pago Pago International Airport.

The original deadline to use the $2 million or lose it was August 31.

However, governor Togiola Tulafono had reqested Congressman Falomavaega Eni to assist in getting an extension of the agreement deadline.

Faleomavaega has told the governor that the FAA has agreed to extend the deadline to September 21 but anything beyond this signing date will put the funds in jeopardy.