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