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SOUTH PACIFIC REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (SPREP) Apia, Samoa

PRESS RELEASE October 30, 2000

ON ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

A US$ 3.2 million Environmental Education and Training Centre nears its construction start date in Apia, Samoa with the signing of an agreement today.

The agreement, signed today by the Government of Samoa, Yamashita Sekkei, Inc. and SPREP will allow Yamashita Sekkei, Inc. to start tendering procedures for the procurement of necessary services relating to the project. The building will be an addition to the recently completed Centre complex of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), based in Apia since 1992. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. will manage the Education and Training Centre Project.

On September 29, 2000, notes were exchanged between the government’s of Japan and Samoa in Wellington signifying the granting of funds for the construction of the Education and Training Centre. The grant aid represents not only the construction of the centre, but also procurement of related equipment for SPREP’s training and education activities.

Construction is due to begin in February 2001, with a completion date of February 2002. When completed the Centre will allow for centralized education and training on environmental management and conservation; an array of multimedia facilities for environmental journalism and reporting; and IT related services and facilities for the SPREP Secretariat and its members.

Signing the consultancy agreement today were Mrs. Hinauri Petana (Samoa’s Financial Secretary), Mr Minoru Tanaka (Project Manager, for Yamashita Sekkei Inc), and Ms. Neva Wendt (Officer in Charge, SPREP). SPREP Members are: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, PNG, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, USA, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.

For more information contact Fatu Tauafiafi fatut@sprep.org.ws and Chris Peteru chrisp@sprep.org.ws 

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