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The American Samoa Department of Port Administration has been awarded $1,000,000 grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for tarmac work at Pago Pago International Airport.

The funds from DOT, disbursed through the Federal Aviation Administration, is for the rehabilitation of approximately 600,000 square feet of aircraft parking apron at the airport in Tafuna.

Governor Togiola expressed his gratitude to DOT and FAA for the funding and he said the project is necessary to improve the pavement condition and to enhance safety of aircraft operations.

“We’re getting the right help at the right time to ensure the safety of our travelers is the highest priority and this funding is a big boost and a big contribution to making important improvements at our main airport,” said Governor Togiola. “The existing apron's pavement is in deteriorating condition and requires reconstruction to keep our passengers and airport employees safe. So, good things are happening with this much-needed funding. And I also thank Port Administration Director Matagi Ray Mailo McMoore and his staff for the wonderful work they continue to do in securing federal funds to maintain all of our airports.”


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