Solar Energy Electricity Generation System Project Up and Running for FSM Government
|Passing the key: President Mori accepts the key from Ambassador Suzuki and
gives it to Governor Ehsa who passes it on to Dr. Daisy of COM-FSM
before it ends up with Mr. Perman, PUC General Manager
FMIS (January 29, 2013): A handover ceremony for the “Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System was held on January 25, 2013 at the entrance of the President’s Office in Palikir.
The project was donated to the FSM Government by the Government of Japan.
In his remarks during the ceremony, H.E. Eiichi Suzuki stated, “this project has been implemented based on the Cool Earth Partnership which was declared by former Prime Minister Fukuda at the Davos Forum in January 2008. It was then strengthened and committed at the PALM 5 in May 2009 providing the financial and technical support of the Pacific Island Countries.”
Secretary Lorin S. Robert expressed FSM’s appreciation to the Government of Japan for the project. He stated that the location of the project on the roof of the President’s Office and at the College of Micronesia-FSM “shows strong commitment to GEM—Green Energy Micronesia”.
President Manny Mori, Ambassador Suzuki, Governor John Ehsa, Mr. Feliciano Perman, General Manager of Pohnpei Utilities Corporation and Dr. Joseph M. Daisy, President of COM-FSM participated in the turnover of the key and the breaking of the sake barrel – a Japanese ritual that ended the ceremony.
|Breaking the sake barrel — a ceremonial ritual|
Attending the ceremony were the President’s cabinet members, staff from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Wakachiku Construction Company, consultants of the Yachiyo Company Limited, NBK, Crown Agents and other invited guests.
|The sake: from left — Ambassador Suzuki, Dr. Daisy and President Mori|