2 Nov 2011

Samoa marks National Environment Week

6:19 pm on 2 November 2011

Samoa is marking National Environment Week as part of preparations to celebrate 50 years of independence next year.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, aims to promote sustainable development.

The ministry's CEO, Taule'ale'ausumai Laavasa Malua, says the week is helping to promote awareness of environmental issues.

"We also are emphasising fifty years of independence, of being in charge of the environment of this country. It is our preparation and we start with awareness in promoting the fiftieth anniversary. We are looking particulary this year at what we have done in the last fifty years since becoming independent in the area of the environment."

Taule'ale'ausumai Laavasa Malua.

Events across Samoa will end on Saturday with a clean-up at the Fuluasou river.