With completion of the Airai Recreational Park completed, the park was turned over to Airai State Government and its Governor TmewangRengulbai at the turn-over ceremony yesterday by Minister BaklaiTemengil-Chilton, Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs.
The park improvement cost $300,000 funded through the Stimulus Grant from the Republic of China-Taiwan. Some of the park major improvements included large facility to conduct functions and events in as well as four other smaller structures also designed for smaller functions. Other features include improved and safe access to the ocean, improved restrooms and outside showers, a huge waterslide that goes from the bridge down to the sea. It includes two fully equipped children’s playgrounds, one for very young and other for older children.
Ambassador Wallace Chow from the Republic of China(Taiwan) conveyed his country’s appreciation as Palau’s developing partner in projects that contribute to the wellbeing of the people of Airai and foster economic growth and improve quality of people’s lives. He recounted his enjoyment of the beauty of the park and its benefit to the community of Airai.
President Remengesau in his remarks said that the ribbon cuttings and ground-breaking ceremonies serve as evidence that the projects requested and funded, were started and completed and that the funds were spent on projects as promised.
“Our developing partners such as Republic of China Taiwan can see for themselves that we implemented the projects as intended.”
The ceremony included 3 other projects in Airai State, ribbon cuttings of two road projects that have been completed as well as the ground breaking of road segment improvement near the airport.
Altogether, the four projects in AiraiState celebrated yesterday in a ceremony costs $1.5 million dollars, all funded through Republic of China(Taiwan) Stimulus grants.