Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Seeks Congressional Approval on OMIP Project

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): February 5, 1997 - Acting FSM President Jacob Nena submitted on December 30, 1996 to the FSM Congress, for its review and approval, a project grant application of $285,000 to be funded under the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) Operation and Maintenance Improvement Program (OMIP).

Although the funds requested for Pohnpei Water and Sewer Utility Development will be from the U.S. Government, it must first receive the approval of the FSM Congress as mandated by Public Law No. 6-22.

Pohnpei State has been receiving similar grants over the past years with which it has used for the improvement of water and sewer utility systems.

In his transmittal letter, Nena offered further information from his Office of Budget if Congress should need it.

For further information on this release, please contact:

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