Boardwalk for Bay Area is moving along

The first quarter performance report for the government department in charge of economic development, the Department of Commerce, provides information on projects which have gotten  off the drawing  board after so many years.

One such project is the boardwalk for the Bay Area.

DOC reports that the contractor has finalized the environmental impact assessment for the Pago Pago Boardwalk, and has submitted structural calculation and construction estimates for the construction process.

Local and federal permits are currently being processed and progress of the project  is in consultation with the Office of Insular Affairs which is funding the design work and the US Army corps of engineers,.

The Department of Interior. Office of insular affairs awarded ASG $350,000 for the Pago Pago Inner Harbor Development Project.

The DOC report says that specifications of designs for the boardwalk were vetted and approved by the Department of Public Works.

In his state of the territory address last year Governor Lolo Moliga said that the Harbor Area Board Walk Project, starting from the end of the Su’igaula ole Atuvasa Beach, all the way to the Malaloa Pier will be  implemented that year.

A master tourism plan for the territory, touts the boardwalk as a tourist attraction and stimulus for small scale businesses in the Bay Area.

 


2 Comments

  1. MY PERSONAL TAKE...

    I THINK PRIORITY SHOULD BE GIVEN TO RESURRECTING THE CABLE CAR INSTEAD WHICH IS WHAT TUTUILA WAS UNIQUELY FAMOUS FOR AND A SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER TOURIST DRAW THAN A BOARDWALK WILL EVER BE. THE VIEW FROM UP THERE IS TO DIE FOR AND CAN BE TIED TO THE INTERESTING TRAIL AMONGST THE FLORA AND FAUNA TO THE PAGO PAGO/FAGASA PASS OR VICE VERSA; IT WOULD BE A BOOST FOR ECO-TOURISM AND NATURE LOVERS ALIKE, A BOARDWALK IS MOSTLY ESTHETICS AND WOULDN’T COMPEL TOURISTS TO FLOCK & SPEND DOLLARS HERE. IF THIS ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO LEAVE ONE SENSIBLE LEGACY BEHIND, GO WITH THE CABLE CAR! HAVE A SMALL PARK ALONG THE MALALOA WATERFRONT WHERE TOURISTS AND LOCALS ALIKE CAN SIT, READ, UNWIND AND HAVE LUNCH, BBQ’S OR FAMILY OUTINGS.

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  2. Na o se manatu.

    Clean the filth floating around the harbor first. Dead animals, diapers, plastic containers, etc. Fix the trail up to Mt. Alava. Make it accessibly able for the 250 pounders and the 50 year olds to walk up there. Have rest stations and water along the way. There’s your jobs for the unemployed.

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