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FSM Receives Three Infrastructure Sector Grant Awards Totaling $64,591,163 for the Kosrae State Hospital, Yap Water Treatment Plant, & Yap Wastewater Treatment Plant
PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On March 27th, 2023, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—and the Honorable Aren B. Palik, Vice President of the FSM, received information from the Office of Compact Management and the Department of Transportation, Communications, & Infrastructure regarding the FSM receiving three Infrastructure Sector grant awards through the FSM’s Compact of Free Association, as Amended, with the United States of America.
The first of the three grant awards is for the $41.5 Million ($41,532,163) Kosrae State Hospital Project which concludes arguably one of the FSM’s lengthiest, and arguably most colorful, procurement histories, which originally began in 2008. The multi-phase Project will see the construction of a new hospital for the People of Kosrae that will have the physical infrastructure necessary for the government to provide quality healthcare services.
The second of the three grant awards is for the $12.5 Million ($12,510,000) Yap Public Services Corporation’s Water Treatment Plant. Generally speaking, a Water Treatment Plant will take surface water, rainwater, or groundwater, and make it drinkable; this is then distributed either to water storage tanks or directly to homes and businesses.
The third of the three grant awards is for the $10.5 Million ($10,549,000) Yap Public Services Corporation’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Generally speaking, a Wastewater Treatment Plant will collect sewage, cleans it, and then releases it back into the environment at a safe level for humans, plants, and fish to be around.
Combined together, the three projects represent a total of $64.5 Million ($65,591,163) in Infrastructure Sector funding through the Compact of Free Association, as Amended, coming into the FSM.