About us

Our Vision

Ensure Safe, Secured, Sustainable and highly resilient Transport, Infrastructure and Development services for Samoa.

Our Mission

To strengthen the alignment of the compliance level of national practices with international standards for safe, secure, sustainable and resilient Transport, Infrastructure & Development services.

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Divisions

Civil Aviation

Regulates civil aviation activities and air transport operations.

Maritime

Regulates all operational activities and transportation associated with marine and shipping in Samoa.

Land Transport

Monitors and regulates all Land Transport Services to ensure safe, efficient and effective national road networks in Samoa.

Policy & Planning

Provides the highest quality transport and infrastructure sector strategic policy, advice and plans to the MWTI and government in a timely manner.

Asset Management Building

Manages building permits and contracts for government building construction, and does inspections of building construction.

Corporate Services

Provides financial, human resource and administration advice and services to all MWTI Divisions and stakeholders.

Legal

Regulates civil aviation activities and air transport operations.

our management

Fui Tupai Mau Simanu

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Magele Faamaini Fotu Vaa

ACEO Corporate Services Division

Lauano Yvonne Tuioti Mariner

ACEO Civil Aviation Division

Della Savaiinaea Siomia

ACEO Planning & Urban Management Agency Division (PUMA)

Tilianamua Aloalii

ACEO Asset Management Division

Vaelua Sonny Brown

ACEO Maritime Division

Muliagatele Paulino Pania

ACEO Policy & Planning Division

Tauiliili Kalavini Maualaivao

ACEO Transport & Infrastructure Sector Coordination Division

Avele College 100th Anniversary Celebration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hon. Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai, Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure welcomed the King’s Representative of the Cook Islands H.E Sir Tom Marsters on Friday the 7th of June.
 
The Minister met with the King’s Representative and his delegation in the VIP Lounge at Faleolo International Airport, who was invited as a guest for the Avele College 100th Anniversary that will be held this coming week.
 
Also present were members of the Avele College Committee in charge of the 100th Anniversary Celebrations.

TRANSPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR PRESENTATION

 

 

 

 

 

Afioga Fui Tupai Mau Simanu, MWTI CEO, at the 5th Atoa o Samoa Executive Meeting currently underway in American Samoa 🇦🇸🇼🇸

𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗠𝗔𝗥𝗞𝗦 𝗠𝗔𝗝𝗢𝗥 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗝𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗦 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗥𝗪𝗔𝗬 𝗔𝗧 𝗙𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗢𝗟𝗢 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗜𝗥𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 

Honourable Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I.), Afioga Fiame Naomi Mataafa spoke at the Ground Breaking Ceremony highlighting that this is a significant step towards improving Samoa’s air travel connections and boosting economic growth.

The new regional airport terminal will primarily be used by small aircraft (i.e. twin-otters and ATRs), mainly used by inter-island flights to Maota and Asau airport, as well as flights between Samoa and American Samoa.

It is the Government’s vision, through the MWTI Minister, Honorable Olo Fiti Afoa Vaai, SAA Board of Directors and Management for the project to improve air travel, drive economic growth, and create jobs in aviation, tourism, and hospitality. It also aims to attract investment, increase trade, and make transportation easier for our people, businesses and tourists.

Training & Achievements

PASO ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2024, SAMOA RE-ELECTED AS CHAIR

The member state representatives of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) gathered in Port Villa Vanuatu on 27th -31st May 2024 for the Organisation’s Annual General Meeting. This year’s meeting was significant as it was the first time that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) attended, bringing their global expertise to the table.
 
Outside of the normal reports to the council, the upcoming Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting (RAMM) which will be held in May 2025 was among the important matters discussed. The RAMM has not been held in person since Covid struck in 2019.
 
To conclude the meeting, Samoa was re-elected as the Chair while Tonga and the Cook Islands were returned as the Deputy Chairs. Elections are held annually.
 
Representing Samoa was the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary for Transport of MWTI, Afioga Fui Tupai Mau Simanu, Principal Civil Aviation Officer of MWTI, Ms Venice Roebeck, and Samoa Airport Authority Manager for Legal Services, Namulauulu Elemesi Schmidt.
 
Onward and upward for Pacific aviation!
Our MWTI Assistant CEO and Director for Civil Aviation of Samoa, Lauano Yvonne Talaitupu Tuioti Mariner-Viliamu, is Samoa’s first certified ICAO USAP-CMA Auditor.
 
She is one of the only two Pacific Islanders who have been allocated missions and will undergo the second and final stage of her full acceptance into the ICAO USAP CMA Pool of Auditors, later this year in November.

PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND WORKS FOR WORLD BANK AIDED PROJECTS – London United Kingdom; April 22-26 April, 2024

The World Bank has recently updated its regulations and procedures, emphasizing the importance of borrowers devising thorough plans to achieve successful development outcomes.
This training course held in London, England was delivered by an expert from OXFORD covering essential aspects and procedures, providing insights into the World Bank’s Operations and Expectations.
Samoa’s delegation from the Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure (MWTI) included Principal Procurement, Ruby Folau and Senior Procurement Officer, Lagi Faanati from our Transport & Infrastructure Sector Coordination Division (TISCD).

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