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Cabinet Releases (English and Samoan)
28 April 2015

1.  Prime Minister travels for meeting in Azerbaijan
Cabinet has approved the trip by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to attend the Asian Development Bank’s 48th annual meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan from 1-5 May 2015.

The meeting will open opportunities for Samoa to discuss monetary issues with ADB. The meeting also provides the chance to further develop partnerships and opportunities to hold discussions with organisations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Union.

Samoa and ADB have worked together in programmes such as the Direct Budget Support received after cyclone Evan.

Samoa’s delegation will include Associate Finance Minister, Afioga Lafaitele Patrick Leiataualesa and Chief Executive for the Ministry of Finance, Afioga Lavea Iulai Lavea.

Malaga Afioga i le Palemia mo Azerbaijan
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le malaga atu o le Afioga i le Palemia, Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi mo le Fono Lona 48 a le Faletupe o Asia e faia i Baku, Azerbaijan i le aso 1 – 5 May 2015.

O lenei fono o le a maua ai avanoa mo Samoa e faatalanoa ai le tele o mataupu tautupe ma fesoasoani mai lea faalapotopotoga. E aoga foi mo le saga faaleleia atili o faapaaga a Samoa ma le faalapotopotoga, aemaise o le maua ai o avanoa e talanoa ai ma isi foi faalapotopotoga tautupe e pei o le Faletupe o le Lalolagi, Iuni a Europa ma isi.

E tele polokalame o lo o galulue soosootauau ai le Malo ma le Faletupe o Asia lea e aofia ai ma le fesoasoani tupe lea na auina sa’o mai mo le faaleleia o mea sa faaleagaina e le Afa o Eveni.

O le aumalaga a Samoa e aofia ai le Minisita Lagolago, Afioga Lafaitele Patrick Leiataualesa ma le Ofisa Sili o Pulega o le Matagaluega o Tupe, Afioga Lavea Iulai Lavea.
2.  Report on Qualifications seminar
Cabinet has approved the report on the Mutual Recognition of Qualifications Seminar which was held in Auckland New Zealand on 17 – 19 February 2015.

The meeting focused on research conducted by the Office of the Chief Trade Advisor in officiating qualifications. There were also presentations from countries with Quality Assurance Agencies and Qualifications Frameworks.

Samoa was represented at the meeting by Assistant Chief Executives of the Samoa Qualifications Authority, Kovi Aiolupotea and Easter Manila-Silipa.

Lipoti o le Fono mo le Aloaia o Faailoga ma Tusi Pasi Taualoa
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le lipoti o le Fono mo le Aloaia o Faailoga ma Tusi Pasi Taualoa lea na faia i le aso 17 – 19 o Fepuari 2015 i Aukilani, Niu Sila.

Na talanoa i lea fono le lipoti o le suesuega na faatinoina e le Ofisa o le Faufautua o Fefaatauaiga i le aloaia o faailoga. Na faatino ai foi folasaga a atunuu ua i ai Faalapotopotoga e Faamaonia Tulaga Aupito Manaomia ma Taiala o le Faavasegaina o Faailoga.

O Pule Lagolago o le Pulega o Tusi Pasi ma Faailoga Taualoa, o Kovi Aiolupotea ma Easter Manila-Silipa na auai atu i lea fono.

3.  Contract for LiDAR products and services for MNRE
Cabinet has awarded a contract to Fugro LADS Corporation Pty Ltd for Procurement of LiDAR products and Services for MNRE.

LiDAR stands for light detection and ranging. It is a measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses laser light.

The services include:
Capture and supply of Topographical & Bathymetry LiDAR data for Samoa;
Capture and supply of Topographical LiDAR & SBES for Samoa;
Supply of Satellite Derives Bathymetry for Samoa;
Aerial Photography for Samoa.

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

An assessment was conducted by the Sub Committee on all applications according to the tender bidding document before a recommendation was submitted to Cabinet for the final decision.

Auaunaga mo le pueina o ata mai le vaalele
Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le tuuina atu o le konekarate i le kamupani a le Fugro LADS Corporation Pty Ltd mo le faataunuuina o le auaunaga o le pueina o ata mai vaalele mo le Matagaluega o Punaoa Faanatura ma le Siosiomaga.

O le auaunaga lenei e tapueina ai ata mai vaalele ma faamaumauga moomia.

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

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