DBAS rebuild stalled for water main reroute

[photo: Ti’otala]

Construction of the new Development Bank headquarters has been temporarily interrupted due to the need to reroute an ASPA water main that is presently located underneath the new building’s “footprint”.

DBAS Acting President Jason Betham said the water main will be relocated by ASPA and its contractor, Paramount Construction, who will then resume its work on the building.

FEMA is paying for 90% of the new $2.6 million HQ building because the old one was wiped out by the 2009 tsunami. The new building is going up on the site of the old building in Pago Pago. Betham said the new building will be elevated above the flood zone and include an elevator and full access for disabled people.


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