24 Aug 2010

American Samoa lawmaker keen to redevelop 1900s trail

9:50 am on 24 August 2010

A lawmaker in American Samoa, Representative Maugaoalii Sipa Anoa'i is forging ahead with plans to redevelop a trail that was used in the early 1900's by the US military.

The mountain top trail runs between Fagatogo and Fagaalu.

Maugaoalii hopes that the trail will become a major tourist attraction for the territory.

He says it would be eligible for federal funding under the Preserve America Communities, which is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.