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Donors include Turkey, U.S., UN, and Czech Republic

By Bernadette H. Carreon

KOROR (Palau Horizon, Jan. 14, 2009) - Palau acquired almost half a million in grants for several government programs.

The grants received by the country have been from the government of Turkey, United States of Department Health and Human Services (USDHHS), United Nations Development Programme and the Czech Republic.

The Turkey Mission funded the Peleliu Multipurpose Gym which amounts to US$150,000 another project it funded is the extended continental shelf also amounting to US$150,000.

The gym will include solar lighting for joint school and youth of Peleliu State while the second program will provide fund to claim the seabed of its extended continental shelf.

The first program will be carried out by the Ministry of States while the second one will be undertaken by the Minister of Resources and Development (MRD).

The Council of Substance abuse meanwhile will get US$125,000 for its prevention program while the Olbiil Era Kelulau orientation Workshops gets US$20,000 while the Ministry of Health’s Dental health care gets US$13,379 for dental equipment.

The total grant is US$458,379.

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