Remengesau insists on delay of implementation of environmental impact fee for tourists

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — President Thomas E. Remengesau Jr. demanded that the implementation of the environmental impact fee for tourists visiting Palau be delayed for a year rather than repealed.

Remengesau was responding to the House of Delegates version of the bill, which calls for a repeal of the provision collecting $100 from every tourist visiting Palau. The fee is the “fundamental component” of the president’s landmark policy — the Palau National Marine Sanctuary law.

“The environmental impact fee, or EIF — as the financing mechanism upon which the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act, with . . .

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