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.