Government officially opened a new road at Moataa this morning, with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi delivering the opening address.
“After the usual tender bidding process used by Government, this road contract was awarded to Lee Transport.
“A request for this road had been with Government for several years and due to competing interests and budgetary constraints, we have had some delay in delivering this road for communities and families in this area as well as the general public. Even now there are other infrastructure projects that have not been completed due to budgetary constraints, so our work is ongoing.
The Prime Minister went on to describe approved works to improve Vaisigano Bridge and the Vaisigano River waterways – leading inland to the areas that had been devastated by Cyclone Evan in 2012.
“We still encourage families to move away from the waterways as we all saw the devastation in the aftermath of Cyclone Evan, but the work to strengthen the Vaisgano River water pathways with a protection wall still remains a priority for our infrastructure projects.
“All these projects are to help develop families and communities, like this new road which will make access to family lands much easier and provide an interconnecting pathway for villages in this area,” said the Prime Minister.
The road at Moataa is 1.6km long and cost $562,881.00 tala.