26 Feb 2018

NZ company contracted to improve Samoa's Faleolo airport

2:50 pm on 26 February 2018

Downer New Zealand Limited has signed a US$31,400,750 contract to improve Samoa's Faleolo International Airport.

Samoa’s Faleolo international airport’s newly built departure lounge has been equipped with new technology

Faleolo International Airport's newly-built departure lounge Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The government said work on the apron and taxiway was the first priority and would start in May.

Rehabilitation of the runway will start in February next year.

The Samoa Airport Authority has also signed a $US 1,023,286.28 contract with the Hawaiian company LYON Associates Inc., for technical advice.

The airport rehabilitation project is funded by the World Bank and the Samoan government.