Palau Public Utilities Corporation has installed meters and turned on the new streetlights running through the main road of Koror. However, the streetlights will be disconnected if the national government fails to pay the cost which is over $6,00. PPUC installed the meters on Wednesday.
The project to install meters and to power up the streetlights cost the national government of some $6,512.94. Hasinta Nagata, Acting Business Manager for PPUC in her letter to Minister Jackson Ngiraingas of the Ministry of Infrastructure Industries & Commerce said that if they don’t receive payment for the installment of the meters and for the lighting of the streetlights by August 12, they will disconnect the streetlights. PPUC notified the Koror State for the project but Governor Yositaka Adachi replied that national government is responsible for the maintenance of the streetlights located on the Ernguul Road. The Governor stated in his letter to Nagata that the Koror State cannot pay for the streetlights power due to lack of funding. Here.