U.S. SEABEES TO EXTEND NIUE WHARF

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ALOFI, Niue (June 7, 1998 - PACNEWS/Ioane)---An advance party from the U. S. Navy's Pacific Fleet Seabee Underwater Construction Team Two is in Niue to plan improvements to the Alofi wharf

The wharf will be extended about 20 meters by 10 meters.

A team of 16 Seabees will fly into Niue on a C-130 later this month to begin the construction work. The team hopes to complete the $US 100,000 project by August, The Niue Economic Review reports.

The Seabees also have been requested by the government to assist with renovations to the island's hospital and high school.

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