Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

$1,050,000 appropriated from the FSM General Fund to fund State Public Projects and Social Programs

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): January 27, 2011 - On January 21, President Mori approved Congressional Act 16-64 to become Public Law No. 16-62, to appropriate $1,050,000 from the General Fund of the FSM for the fiscal year ending September 20, 2011, for the purpose of funding public projects and social programs in each of the four states of the FSM.

Pursuant to this act, a total of $150,000 is apportioned to Kosrae State, $57,000 of which will used for, amongst other things, improvements to Pilyuul, Malem inner road, and Mutunnenea to Inkoeya road; renovations to the Lelu, Tafunsak, Malem and Utwa municipal governments' community halls; $11,000 for improvements to the Finkol water system; $20,000 for the bachelor's degree scholarship program, $20,000 for the KHS lunch program and $10,000 for travel needs.

A total of $150,000 is apportioned to Yap State, to cover, amongst many projects, $95,000 will be used for improvements of the Runuw Village road, and the Waned and Wacholab road; as well as $18,000 for the purchase of a boat and motor for the Eauripik Island community; and $20,000 for repairs to the Fadray's men's house.

Pohnpei State will receive an apportionment of $300,000; of which $182,000 will be used for road improvements; $35,000 for water delivery projects, including water supply for Kapinga Village; $16,000 for the Kitti Fish Market, $10,000 for the Nanpahlap Civic Center, and $3,000 for rural internet connectivity services in Election District No.3.

Chuuk State will receive the remaining amount of $450,000. From that amount, $145,000 will be spent on fishing projects; $47,000 on food relief assistance; $30,000 for travel needs; $50,000 for community center renovations in Election District No. 1; and $50,000 for road repairs in Election District No.2. The remainder will cover a number of youth activities and programs, and land transportation needs.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356