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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
16 March 2015


1.  PFL Group meets in New Zealand
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa’s representatives at the Pacific Forum Line Group meeting in New Zealand on 16 – 17 March 2015.

The first day of the meeting will focus on finalising agreements between PFL New Zealand and the new PFL Group. Also planned are discussions with representatives from Neptune, who have been in partnership with the Pacific Forum Line as of last year, forming the new PFL Group. A meeting with auditors regarding the financial status of PFL New Zealand and the PFL will also take place.

The second day will include a PFL Group Board of Directors meeting which will look at financials and this year’s quarterly and annual forecast.  Also expected to be discussed is the offer by Neptune to purchase the Forum Samoa II vessel.  Cabinet has already approved the sale.

Also on the agenda is the recruitment of five sailors who graduated in recent years from the National University of Samoa’s Maritime School, to work on the Forum Samoa II vessel.  These sailors are expected to gain scholarship opportunities through Neptune to study to become Captains and Chief-Engineers.  The recruitment of these sailors is due to a crewing agreement signed with Neptune last year.  The Samoa Shipping Services Committee, NUS and the Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure are working together for the success of this programme as the lead up to the opening of the new Maritime School in October 2015.

Boardmember of the PFL Group and PFL New Zealand, Afioga Tupuola Koki Tuala; and Samoa Shipping Services General Manager and Boardmember for the PFL Group, Afioga Sala Theodore Toalepai are attending on behalf of Samoa.

Fono a le PFL i Niu Sila
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o sui o Samoa i le Fono a sui o le Komiti Faatonu o le kamupani vaa a le Pacific Forum Line Group e faia i Niu Sila i le aso 16 – 17 o Mati 2015.

O le aso muamua o le fono o le a faamaea ai nisi vaega o Feagaiga a le PFL Niu Sila ma le kamupani fou o le Pacific Forum Line Group. O le a faia foi le fono ma le kamupani a le Neptune lea na sainia faiga faapaaga ma le PFL i le tausaga ua mavae ma fanau mai ai le PFL Group. O le a faia foi le fono ma Su’etusi faatatau i le tala o le tupe faaletausaga a le PFL mo le 2014/2015.

O le aso lona lua o le fono o le a fono ai le Komiti Faatonu a le PFL Group ma talanoa ai tulaga tautupe ma ana fuafuaga alu i luma. O le a faatalanoa ai foi le ofo a le kamupani a le Neptune mo le faatauina o le vaa o le Forum Samoa II lea ua mae’a ona pasia e le Kapeneta le faataueseina atu.  O le a talanoa ai foi i lea aso avanoa e lima mo seila na faau’u mai le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa (NUS) e faigaluega ai luga o le Forum Samoa II ma le faamoemoe e maua avanoa sikolasipi a le Neptune e galulue ma aooga ai faakapeteni. O le feagaiga mo nei avanoa na sainia ma le Neptune i le tausaga ua mavae. O lo o galulue faatasi le Komiti a le Auaunaga o Vaa a Samoa, NUS ma le Matagaluega o Galuega, Felauaiga ma Atina’e Tetele mo le faatinoina o lenei polokalame ona e taua tele a o alo atu mo le tatalaina o le Aoga fou mo Seila ia Oketopa 2015.

O le Sui Komiti Faatonu a le Pacific Forum Line Group ma o le Sui Faatonu foi o le PFL New Zealand Ltd, Afioga Tupuola Koki Tuala ma le Pule Sili o le Auaunaga o Vaa a Samoa, Afioga Sala Theodore Toalepai o le a auai atu i lea fono.

 

2.  Contract for Fusi Saoluafata access road
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Lee Transport Ltd for construction of the access road at Fusi, Saoluafata.

A tender for this project was advertised for public interest, and four companies submitted applications of bids.

The tenders were assessed by the Sub Committee according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

Fausia o le auala galue i Fusi Saoluafata
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Lee Transport mo le fausia o le auala galue i Fusi Saoluafata.

O le tauofoga mo lenei galuega na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e fa kamupani na tuuina ane tusi talosaga.

Na faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti e tusa ai ma aiaiga i totonu o le tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

 

3.  Design and Supervision Contract for Vaisigano River Protection Wall
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Kramer Ausenco (Samoa) Ltd for the Design and Construction Supervision Services for the Vaisigano River Protection Wall.

The tender was advertised for public interest, and five companies submitted applications of bids.

The applications were assessed by the Sub Committee according to the request for proposal document, before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Tusia o Ata ma Vaavaaia Lelei o le Fausia o le Talivai mo le Vaitafe o le Vaisigano
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Kramer Ausenco (Samoa) Ltd mo le Tusia o Ata ma Vaavaaia Lelei o le Faagasologa o le Fausia o le Talivai o le Vaitafe o le Vaisigano.

O lenei tauofoga na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e lima kamupani na tuuina ane tusi tauofo.

Na iloiloina nei tauofoga uma e le Soa Komiti e tusa ai o aiaiga i totonu o tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

 

4.  Samoa at annual Shipping Convention
Cabinet has approved the participation by Samoa’s Tourism representative at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping 2015 Convention in Miami, scheduled for 16 – 19 March.

Cruise Shipping Miami is the epicenter of the global cruise industry and the only event guaranteed to bring together every facet of the industry including cruise lines, suppliers, Tourism Boards, Port Authorities, shipping agents, shore excursions, travel agents and partners.

This is the ninth year Samoa is taking part in this event, which is an important part of the local tourism industry’s efforts to contribute towards Samoa’s economic development.

Samoa’s participation at the event provides good opportunities to attract more cruise ships to our shores and to continue close relationships with cruise ship companies.

A total of 22 cruise ships visits have been confirmed for Samoa this year.

The Samoa Tourism Authority Marketing Manager, Dwayne Bentley will represent Samoa at the event.

Faaaliga mo atina’e tau Meli Laupasese i Miami
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le auai atu o le sui o Samoa i le faaaliga tele ma fono mo atina’e tau Meli Laupasese e faia i Miami i Amerika i le aso 16 – 19 o Mati 2015.

O se tasi lea o faaaliga aupito tele i le lalolagi faatatau i nei ituaiga atina’e, ma e tuufaatasia e pulega o kamupani o Meli Laupasese, Ofisa o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa, Pulega o Uafu, Auaunaga e Lagolago ai Vaa, kamupani tumaoti e faatautaia tafaoaga i luga o eleele mai atunuu eseese ma ofisa malaga.

O le iva ai lenei o tausaga talu ona faalauiloa Samoa i lea faaaliga, ma o se vaega taua tele lea mo taumafaiga e faatupulaia le sao o le alamanuia o tagata tafafao maimoa i le tamaoaiga o Samoa.

O le auai o Samoa i lenei faaaliga, o se avanoa lelei lea e faatosina mai ai meli laupasese ma faaauau ai pea le galulue vavalalata ma kamupani meli laupasese.

E 22 malaga asiasi mai a meli laupasese sa faamautu mo Samoa i le amataga o le tausaga nei, ma o se siitaga lelei lea faatusa i tausaga ua mavae.

O le pule o le Vaega o Maketi a le Pulega o Tagata Tafafao Maimoa mai Fafo a Samoa, Susuga ia Dwayne Bentley o le a fai ma sui o Samoa i lea faaaliga.

 

5.  Repair works for Mulivai Safata Primary School
Cabinet has approved the contract awarded to Schwarz Construction Ltd for cyclone damage repair works at Mulivai Safata Primary School.

The tender for the project was advertised for public interest, and seven companies submitted applications of bids.

The Sub Committee conducted an assessment of the bids according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

Galuega faaleleia mo le faleaoga o le Aoga Tulagalua a Mulivai Safata
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Schwarz Construction mo le faia o Galuega Faaleleia mo Faleaoga o le Aoga Tulagalua a Mulivai, Safata lea na faaleagaina i le Afa o Eveni.

O le tauofoga mo lenei galuega na faasalalauina mo le silafia lautele, ma e fitu kamupani na tusi talosaga ane i ai.

Na faia le iloiloga a le Soa Komiti i nei tauofo uma e tusa ai ma aiaiga i totonu o le tusi o tauofoga ma tuuina mai ai loa le fautuaga mo le faia o le faaiuga a le Kapeneta.

 

6.  Extension for Project Management Contract
Cabinet has awarded the extension for the Samoa Post Tsunami Project Management Unit Contract services, currently provided by Isikuki Punivalu & Associates, for the next three months.

The contract was scheduled to finish in February 2015, but a proposal was submitted by the Land Transport Authority to extend the services of IPA to assist with construction monitoring and the documentation of the project completion report.

Faauauina o le konekarate mo le vaaiga o galuega
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le toe faaauauina o le konekarate a le kamupani o le Isikuki Punivalu & Associates mo le isi tolu masina, mo le vaaiga ma le mataituina o galuega a le Pulega o Felauaiga i le Laueleele, i lalo o le poloketi o le sunami.

O le masina o Fepuari lea na fuafua e faamae’a ai lea konekarate, a e ona o se talosaga a le Pulega o Felauaiga i le Laueleele ona o nisi o galuega e tatau ona faamae’a pea ona mataituina, faatasi ai ma le faamae’a o le tusia o lipoti mo le konekarate.

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