Handover Ceremony for the Project for Reconstruction of Manono Uta Wharf Terminal Building (August 4, 2021)

  The Photo of the old terminal building of Manono Uta Wharf before reconstruction
  The Photo of the new Manono Uta Wharf Terminal Building
The Government of Japan continues to provide grant assistance for the improvement of basic infrastructure facility in Samoa.
The communities of Manono uta and Manono Island witnessed the official handover of their newly reconstructed terminal building for the Manono uta wharf on 4 August 2021 through a handover ceremony that was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi, Hon. Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Olo Fiti Vaai and government officials.
The majority of funding provided for the project implementation was made possible through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
A grant of up to USD 95,785 (about WST 255,000) was made available for the reconstruction of the terminal building that was in place and servicing the community for the past 30 years.
Following a request from the project committee of Manono in 2019 of the need for adequate and safe space to accommodate the commuters of mostly students and children who commute daily to and from their schools on Upolu island as well as women, elderly and people with disabilities, Japan decided to provide its GGP assistance. This project is in line with its objectives to provide sustainable and constructive support for the development of projects that contribute to the improvement of essential infrastructural facilities, thereby, promote socio-economic development and better people’s livelihood.
In an effort and commitment to promote basic human needs, Japan has been an active development partner through its GGP which has provided relatively small grants to establish new and upgrade existing facilities for economic and social progress in rural development, education, health and environment since 1991 in Samoa.