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Samoa to adopt metric system

Samoa to adopt metric system

Updated 31 March 2014, 14:52 AEDT

Samoa in 2009 became the first country since the 1970s to change the side of the road on which cars are driven.

In 2011, the country leapt into the future by shifting its time zone forward by 24 hours to bring it in line with Australia and New Zealand.

Now, it seems, the measuring system is set to change. Out with the imperial, in with the metric.

Acting Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo says the switch, aligning Samoa with its major trading partners, has been a long time coming.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, Acting Prime Minister, Samoa

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