January 26, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Ambassador Michael Y. K. Tseng and Counselor Peter Hsieh of the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy presented one check amounting to 1.9 million US dollars, as the third tranche of 2016 annual grant, to Hon. Elbuchel Sadang, Minister of Finance.
Funded projects in this action are: (1) Road Constructions and Improvements in Aimeliik, Airai, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, and Ngiwal; (2) Construction of Recreational Parks in Ngarchelong, Airai and Ngchesar; (3) Water Distribution Line in Ngarchelong; (4) Peleliu and Ngardmau State Capital Buildings; (5) T8AA Radio Station Facility & Equipment Project; (6) Ministry of Community and Culture Civic Center Improvements; (7) Bureau of Agriculture Ngchesar Station Repairs & Improvement Project.
The Taiwan Government is happy to offer assistance in Palau’s national development and to help alleviate living standard and convenience of the Palauan people. Taiwan Embassy will continue working closely with the Palauan government to ensure all projects proceed more efficiently. Apart from annual stimulus grants majorly for infrastructure, Taiwan also provides scholarship to students, technical assistance for local agriculture and aquaculture farmers through Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM), and medical cooperation including referral program, and efforts to combat NCDs.
Despite the economy growth rate was not as satisfactory as it had expected in the past years, Taiwan government still treasures the cordial and brotherhood-like relationship with the ROP and will keep her commitment to render continuous assistance to the people and government of Palau. [/restrict]