News Brief, September 06, 2011

The Governor issued a communication to the State Leadership in an act to establish a taskforce to deal with the ETG development plans in Yap. In his communication, the Governor requests members for the ETG Work Group from the respective branches of the government.

In the last State Leadership meeting in August 16, 2011, it was agreed that a taskforce would be formed with the assignment of identifying available land for the use in development by the Exhibition & Travel Group (ETG) of China.

Governor Sebastian L. Anefal communicated that the group will consist of five members; one member representing the Executive, two members from the Legislature, one member from the Council of Pilung, and one member from the Council of Tamol. The group is tasked to identify and describe suitable land parcels for development, recommend what type of development (hotel, beach expansion, golf course, etc.) is suitable for each identified land parcel, and make recommendations on what land parcels should not be developed in relation to their ecological, historical, and cultural importance to the people of Yap. The group will then compose a final report of their findings to be presented to the State Leadership on November 30, 2011.

As soon as the Legislature and Councils submit their representatives and all five members are confirmed, the Work Group will begin its task.