1 Apr 2019

Samoa govt asks World Bank to lower contractor requirements

7:48 pm on 1 April 2019

The Samoa government is looking to spread the wealth from World Bank funded road works to all local contractors and it has asked the funding organisation to reduce contractor requirements to allow this.

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According to the Samoa Observer, the Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure Papali'i Niko Lee Hang said this could only help local contractors.

Presently only one local company, Ott Construction, is qualified to conduct roadworks under the World Bank criteria.

He said the proposal to the World Bank would help the companies involved through capacity building.