A view of Samoa’s capital, Apia. The proposed construction of a China-backed port development has been a divisive issue in the small Pacific island nation. Photo: Reuters
A view of Samoa’s capital, Apia. The proposed construction of a China-backed port development has been a divisive issue in the small Pacific island nation. Photo: Reuters

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

  • The proposed wharf in Vaiusu Bay has been a divisive issue, playing a part in the small Pacific island’s April elections
  • China is the single largest creditor in Samoa, population 200,000, accounting for about 40 per cent, or some US$160 million, of its external debts

A view of Samoa’s capital, Apia. The proposed construction of a China-backed port development has been a divisive issue in the small Pacific island nation. Photo: Reuters
A view of Samoa’s capital, Apia. The proposed construction of a China-backed port development has been a divisive issue in the small Pacific island nation. Photo: Reuters
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