26 Jan 2009

FSM gets funds from Turkey for solar powered groundwater system

5:35 am on 26 January 2009

The Government of Turkey has approved a grant of US$200,000 for the Federated States of Micronesia.

The money will be used on a solar powered groundwater supply system for the FSM.

The FSM mission in New York submitted the grant application.

Earlier the mission secured a technical assistance grant of $25,000 to prepare the application for the water project to the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency.

The grant from Turkey is less than the cost of the project and the FSM government needs to apply for more funding.

The FSM Information Office says the project will involve the construction of a solar powered groundwater supply system on a selected atoll island.

The island has not yet been determined.