Samoan Islands

World Bank has no plans to fund bridge linking Samoan islands - report

The Samoa Observer reports an unnamed World Bank official saying the bank did not have any plans to support a proposal for a bridge recently broached by Finance Minister Sili Epa Tuioti in Parliament.

"It is worth mentioning that it is about time the government considered seeking assistance from the World Bank to construct a bridge from Upolu to Manono, Apolima and Salafai," he said in Parliament.

Sili said the idea of a bridge first surfaced four years ago but the World Bank was not interested in funding the undertaking.