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ERIC Number: ED171492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 334
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. 31st Annual Report--October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978.
Department of State, Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Landmarks in a broad area of political advancement for the people of Micronesia highlighted fiscal year 1978. Among the landmarks were the signing of the eight principles for Free Association, the referendum on the constitution for the Federated States of Micronesia, the chartering of the governments of the four central districts of the Trust Territory (Yap, Truk, Ponape, and Kosrae), and the subsequent election and inauguration of executive officers in three of those districts. The area of social development included such highlights as the Trust receiving $1 million in Block Grant Funds and $220,000 for rent subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; approximately 70 new housing units were built and 326 homes renovated. The field of education saw the long sought accreditation of the Community College of Micronesia in Ponape. Major economic advancements were in the field of interdistrict transportation and communication with Continental Air-Micronesia adding a third Boeing 727 to its fleet, the commencement of construction on a $16.5 million airport for Truk, and five 500-ton field trip vessels added to the inter-island sea transportation system. Other areas explored in this annual report to the United Nations include a description of the status of the territory and its inhabitants, conclusions and recommendations of the Trusteeship Council, and a wide variety of tabular data including demography, employment, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and health statistics. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Department of State, Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.