Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Australian Embassy Awarded Grants

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): October 23, 1997 - The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei announces the awarding of grants for projects for which funding was received during the first part of the fiscal year, according to an Embassy release.

The grants were presented by Mr. John Janssen, Charge d' Affaires, Embassy of Australia to the FSM in a ceremony to the representatives of the following projects:

Angechu Sewing Project, USD$1,000, for purchase of sewing machines and equipment; Boundary United Farm USD$2,380.70, (for) purchase of equipment and materials; PICS Library Upgrade USD$3,196.97, for purchase of materials required for upgrading the library flooring; Pohnsetik Water Catchment USD$950.00, for purchase of water tanks with fittings; Pohnpei Business News: USD$1,000.00 for the purchase of a computer; Rural Community Water Catchment System Madolenihmw: USD$795,95, for the purchase of supplies required for the project; Net Cultural Center Safe Water Improvement Project: USD$558.60, for the purchase of water pipes; KSKTK Diadi Youth Organization: USD$150.00, for the purchase of sporting equipment; Awak Youth Organization: USD$150.00, for the purchase of sporting equipment; UFO Women's Association: USD$5,000.00, for Agriculture and Cultural Preservation Community Development Projects; Walung Youth Sports Project: USD$1,500.00, for the purchase of sports equipment, Unanu Development Company: USD$31,047.00 for the Namonweito Atoll Water System.

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