8 Jun 2011

US company awarded repairs contract in American Samoa

8:01 am on 8 June 2011

A construction firm based in the US state of Nevada has been awarded a two million US dollar contract for repairs of a landslide area in American Samoa affected by the 2004 Cyclone Heta.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer says the 2.48 million contract has been awarded to Trade West Construction to carry out repair of the area that overlooks a portion of the main highway near the Samoana High School in Utulei.

Project repairs include site clearing and grading; stabilisation of the slope face by installing an anchored wire mesh system of about 43,000 square feet.