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Work on demolishing of Tokelau buildings in Samoa

Press Release – Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

Tokelau Liaison Office in Apia (TALO) building located at Savalolo, opposite the St Marys Primary School, and main building at the Lelata compound will soon be gone with General Fono approving funding for the demolition work, now up for tender.
Work on demolishing of Tokelau buildings in Samoa

Tokelau Liaison Office in Apia (TALO) building located at Savalolo, opposite the St Mary’s Primary School, and main building at the Lelata compound will soon be gone with General Fono approving funding for the demolition work, now up for tender.

The decision by council for the ongoing government of Tokelau to demolish and relocate the main office in Apia came after cyclone Evans struck Samoa back in December 2012. The building was badly damaged, along with very important documents due to flooding and severe winds. The environment was found to be unhealthy and unsafe for the entire Tokelau base Public Servants (TPS) to work in.

The bidding for the demolition work is open until the 31st of March 2015 and work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

The Apia base Office is now located at the first floor of the Samoa National Provident Fund Plaza building in Apia. Transport shipping operation is currently operated from Savalalo with cargo being stored at the Warehouse.

Photo: Tokelau Liaison Office in Apia (TALO) office at Savalalo.

The land and buildings were owned by the government of New Zealand. Both building are proposed to be more than 30 years old and became properties of Tokelau as of 2011.

Find out more on www.tokelau.org.nz

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