11 Apr 2003

Jetty opened on Palau atoll

3:20 pm on 11 April 2003

A Japanese-funded jetty has been opened on Kayangel atoll in the very north of Palau.

The project, which included the dredging of a channel, cost 3-point-5 million US dollars and opens the atoll for better use by fishing boats.

The 116-meter jetty is expected to provide vessels a safe harbour in stormy conditions.

The island's governor, Harris Kambalang, says getting a jetty is like a dream for the island's 135 inhabitants.