On October 8, invited by former President Tommy Remengesau Jr. and Ngaraard State leaders, Ambassador Wallace M. G. Chow of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Palau attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reconstruction of Bai at Ngaraard State. President Surangel Whipps, Jr., Paramount High Chief Reklai, High Chief Rekemesiik, Ngaraard Governor Benjamin Iskawa, State Speaker Wilbert Ngirakamrang and traditional leaders also joined this event.
In their remarks, President Whipps, Jr., former President Remengesau, Jr. and other officials highly praised Taiwan’s significant contributions to Palau’s infrastructure development, and Ngaraard’s Bai reconstruction is one of the most meaningful projects. This Bai will be used as a place for traditional leaders’ meeting, community activities, funerals, as well as shelter for natural disasters.
In his remark, Ambassador Chow expressed his appreciation for Palau’s friendship and support towards Taiwan, and mentioned that as his term in Palau is coming to a close, he has already become one of the members in Palau family. He welcomed everyone to visit Taiwan in the future after the pandemic is under control.
Ngaraard’s legislature passed a resolution to appreciate Ambassador Chow’s contribution, and Ngaraard’s Council of Chiefs led by former President Remengesau, Jr. also bestowed Ambassador Chow the honorary chief title “Ngirachesimer,” meaning Mr. Door or the one to create opportunities. They wished Ambassador Chow well in his new position.