Samoa to shelve ‘excessive’ US$100 million China-backed port project under new leader – South China Morning Post

Samoa to shelve ‘excessive’ US$100 million China-backed port project under new leader – South China Morning Post

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Samoa’s expected new prime minister has pledged to shelve a US$100 million Beijing-backed port development, calling the project excessive for the small Pacific island that is already heavily indebted to China.Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, the opposition leader set to become Samoa’s first female prime minister after a weeks-long political impasse, said she intended to maintain good relations with China but she had more pressing needs to address.The proposed construction of the wharf in Vaiusu Bay has…Read More

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