It was a proud moment for Governor Lolo Moliga, Director of Commerce Keniseli Lafaele and his staff as well as a persistent businessman from the Philippines, when ground was turned at the site where a multi line food processing plant is to be opened a year from now,
The venture would generate up to 700 jobs.
Mr. Anthony Bernardo first proposed his idea to Governor Lolo and the Department of commerce two and a half years ago but he had contemplated setting up in the territory long before that.
He thanked some key people who’re making this major economic development project a reality.
Witnessing the groundbreaking were the Lt Governor, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Fono leaders, Secretary of Samoan Affairs, the majority of directors and a splattering of private sector representatives.
Members of the local Filipino community were also present.
AVM hosted the large crowd to a luncheon at Seafood Restaurant following the groundbreaking.