Vice President and Justice Minister Raynold Oilouch (left) and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during a meeting in Taiwan on July 9. (Contributed Photo)

Taiwan will soon award the grant assistance for the installment of CCTV cameras in two of the most populated states of Palau in an initiative to support the latter’s enhancement of surveillance and security operations.

Vice President and Justice Minister Raynold Oilouch, who met Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in an official visit to Taiwan on July 9, first broke the news to the media in November 2018 saying that the CCTVs will be installed in some areas of Koror and Airai, the most populated states of Palau.

In a statement sent to the Times, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) revealed that the installation of CCTVs is in line with the concept of “Safety City” where the technology will be used for 24-hour surveillance and monitoring.

MOJ said the system, which is called the Intelligent Surveillance Management System (ISMS), “can efficiently improve public security and, at the same time, provide valuable traffic information for patrol and traffic officers.”

The two leaders also discussed other areas of cooperation on marine law enforcement.

In a press statement issued by the Taiwan presidential office, President Tsai expressed interest to deepen cooperation and ties with Palau.

President Tsai said that Palau and Taiwan mark their 20 years of diplomatic relationship this year and that they had since been “inseparable partners in development.”

Aside from meeting President Tsai, Vice President Oilouch also visited several Taiwan government offices such as the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Coast Guard Administration office and met Taiwanese cabinet officials. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)