The Peleliu government is seeking assistance from the Government of India to secure additional marine transportation which they hope will be more efficient than what the state currently uses to ferry people to the island.
In a letter addressed to Dr, Neeraj Sharma, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Palau to India, Peleliu Governor Emais Roberts, said the state boat is old and needs replacement, and the cost of maintenance has been challenging.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Peleliu, I am seeking your partnership and assistance in securing an additional marine transportation vessel for Peleliu State,” Gov. Roberts said.
The governor said there would need a vessel that has a carrying capacity of 50 passengers and can stow away 6 to 11 regular-sized vehicles.
Roberts said additionally it would also request 12 water tanks with at least 2,500 gallons per capacity.
He said that 2023 is projected to be a little warmer and expects drought which is a concern for the state.
Roberts added that the state building also does not have water catchments.
“To ensure adequate water storage systems are in place, equipping the state office and other essential state buildings are important to help the community not only provide daily water supply but in the event of natural disaster supply the people,” he said.