Peleliu Governor Temmy Shmull is set to deliver his State of the State Address today, September 11, on Peleliu State and share the highlights of his administration in the year 2017.
In an interview with Governor Shmull last week, he said that aside from sharing his achievements last year, he is also going to set his goals for the coming years, especially upcoming projects and developments for the state.
Shmull also revealed that even with the challenges faced by the tourism industry with the suspension of flights by some airlines, Peleliu’s tourism has boomed since 2013.
“It’s stabilized and it’s been growing since 2013 and it is the main source of revenue for the state of Peleliu,” Shmull said.
“With the revenues we get from tourism, we will be able to improve other services like cleaning the place and helping the people with their garbage,” Shmull added.
The Peleliu Governor also said that another highlight of his administration was the success of sending three students from Peleliu to Japan for a one-year language study backed by a scholarship program.
The three students, after attending the one-year study, are now accepted to a regular university still under a scholarship program.
“We like to continue to encourage our students to go to school because I believe in educated population and I also believe that when people are educated it will contribute to the progress of the state,” Shmull said. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)