Senators return from goodwill Taiwan trip - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Senators return from goodwill Taiwan trip

Posted: Updated:

by Lannie Walker

Guam - Speaker Judi Won Pat and four of her colleagues have returned from a six-day trip to Taiwan. The goodwill trip was aimed at learning how to develop Guam's economy.

The delegation conducted back to back meetings with government officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, fisheries and aquaculture agencies, the Port Authority, and solid waste agencies.  "We want also to develop and find economic opportunities and to either create jobs or to look at new types of markets for Guam, because after all our population will go from 180,000 to 260,000 people. So we are looking at a diverse community."

While no official deals were made with Taiwan-based companies, Won Pat says many expressed interest in doing business on Guam. The speaker would like see "vertical greening", requiring companies to line the walls of their buildings with plans and other greenery brought to the island.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Report: China capable of launching missile that could reach Guam

    Report: China capable of launching missile that could reach Guam

    The People's Republic of China has the capability to launch land attack cruise missiles that could reach Guam. That stated in recently released annual report that the Department of Defense drafted to Congress. The report states the country has the capabilMore >>
    The People's Republic of China has the capability to launch land attack cruise missiles that could reach Guam. That stated in recently released annual report that the Department of Defense drafted to Congress. The report states the country has the capabilMore >>
  • Prutehi Litekyan protesting fuel dumping

    Prutehi Litekyan protesting fuel dumping

    Prutehi Litekyan is protesting against a reduced fine for NOVA UCCO, a military contractor that's being fined for dumping gallons of jet fuel. The local environmental justice group disagrees with the reduction in Guam EPA's fine from $350,000 to less thanMore >>
    Prutehi Litekyan is protesting against a reduced fine for NOVA UCCO, a military contractor that's being fined for dumping gallons of jet fuel. The local environmental justice group disagrees with the reduction in Guam EPA's fine from $350,000 to less thanMore >>
  • FAA gives GIAA funding for firefighting facility

    FAA gives GIAA funding for firefighting facility

    The Guam International Airport Authority will receive some $16 million from the FAA to complete construction of a new facility for its Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting unit. This is on top of about $8.5 million in federal funding for design and other prelMore >>
    The Guam International Airport Authority will receive some $16 million from the FAA to complete construction of a new facility for its Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting unit. This is on top of about $8.5 million in federal funding for design and other prelMore >>
Powered by Frankly