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BSP HAND OVER COMMUNITY TANKS IN SAVAII

Date: Saturday October 22, 2016

Bank South Pacific has completed installing three 10,000 litres water tanks for the villages of Sagone, Sala'ilua and Gataivai Savaii. These will be handed over to the three villages today.

Savaii Tanks

Bank South Pacific has completed installing three 10,000 litres water tanks for the villages of Sagone, Sala'ilua and Gataivai Savaii. These will be handed over to the three villages today.

The community project is an initiative that is done across the Region in all the countries that BSP trade in. For the year 2016 the themes of the community projects were Tuffa Tanks or Renewable Energy. Samoa chose to provide water tanks as water is a necessity for most families in Samoa. BSP sought the help of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) as they have updated data and have done researches on locations that are vulnerable to water. CSSP then provided Sagone, Sala'ilua and Gataivai to Bank South Pacific.

"We are proud to be able to present and handover these three ten thousand litre tanks to the villages of Sagone, Sala'ilua and Gataivai today. It has been a long time coming but the day is finally here. This is part of our promise right from the beginning that we will give back to the Samoan community in order to grow with the community and to help the community prosper," says Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, General Manager for Bank South Pacific Samoa.

The total cost of the projects came down to $23,970.00 for installation of all the three ten thousand litre tanks and filling them up with drinkable water. Samoa Superior Poly Products were kind enough to donate some of the materials and their expertise to assist BSP with their community project.

"BSP would also like to acknowledge the assistance of John Bellinger and the team at Samoa Superior Poly Products for their kind donation that has helped us complete our project. This project is a staff project and 30 staff members came from Apia last Saturday together with our team here in Salelologa to donate their time to help build the tank bases," says Mrs Lameko-Vaai.

This year has seen BSP gave back to the community through projects like these. In September they also donated a 10,000 litre tank to Mapuifagalele Home of the Aged, and also held a free Zumba at Maliu Mai in support of government's initiative of a healthy Samoa. These are just some of the many community projects that BSP has in store for Samoa.