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By Bernadette H. Carreon For Variety

KOROR, Palau (June 5, 2002 - Palau Horizon/Marianas Variety)---President Tommy Remengesau is off to his first state visit to South Korea to meet government officials, tour economic development infrastructure projects and join the nation’s World Cup celebration.

Remengesau and his delegation are scheduled to visit the Rural Development Administration, KIA Motors’s Hwasung factory, the Convention and Exhibit Center and the Iloam Art Museum.

They will also meet the 2010 World Expo Bidding Committee members, attend World Cup activities and participate in a luncheon hosted by Korean President Kim Dae Jung.

Remengesau’s delegation includes his Cabinet members, traditional chiefs Gibbons and Reklai, governors, economic advisors and businessmen.

Remengesau will also tour several infrastructure projects, including a sewage treatment facility site, the Pusan City Hall and Pusan Aquarium, an incineration site, a recycling facility, the Kimhae City Hall, the Taekwang 2nd plant construction site, and the Saha recycling facility construction site.

Remengesau said he hopes this visit to South Korea will bring closer ties and economic benefits to the two countries.

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