Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Acting President Nena Called New Chuuk Governor Attention to Chuuk Dock JICA Survey

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 25, 1997 - FSM Acting President Jacob Nena in an April 17, 1997, letter to Chuuk Governor Ansito Walter, shared some observations and recommendations made by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) results of the recently conducted assessment on the Weno Harbor Project.

Nena said that a Record of Confirmation of Completion of the Project signed by team leader Shoshiro Horigome, on behalf of JICA and Azor Eko, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation, Chuuk State Government reflects the agreement of both parties. The Japanese Grant was satisfactorily completed in accordance with the Exchange Notes of November 26, 1993 and August 5, 1994.

The Acting President called attention to some observations and recommendations for the consideration of Governor Walter, one of which was that the maintenance of the harbor is less than satisfactory, lacking manpower and financial resources.

Nena, however, stated that JICA Team recommended and he agreed, that the State looks into the possibility of establishing an autonomous authority to be responsible for the management of the sea port and all related services for the state. He said that Pohnpei State's authority established for this purpose seem to be working well, adding that the National Government is willing to assist Chuuk State in this regard.

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