Artificial Island

Simon Kofe, in Taipei, Taiwan November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher

Tuvalu rejects China offer to build islands and retains ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Tuvalufs foreign minister said on Thursday the South Pacific nation had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising sea levels, an approach viewed as undermining Taiwanfs influence in the region. (21/NOV/2019 Reuters)

Hon. Kausea Natano, in Funafuti 15,OCT,2019. / Shuuichi Endou

Tuvalu PM looks to Japan for help with 'artificial island' plan

Hon. Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, who took office in September 2019, said that Tuvalu launches artificial island project to adapt to sea level rise in the Funafara area of Funafuti Atoll, for the first overseas media interview after taking office Announced a request for support.(17/OCT/2019) (25/OCT/2019 RNZ)

Left, Mr.Shuuichi Endou. Right, Hon. Kausea Natano
Prime Minister Kausea Natano was interviewed by Kyodo News with Shuuichi Endou who is the creator of the artificial island project.

An interview movie is also available.@Prime Minister of Tuvalu revealed plans to create an "artificial island" on Youtube.

Presentation at the side event

Presentation of Tuvalu's survival measures at cop23

On November 14, 2017, Shuuichi Endou who is reder of NGO/NPO Tuvalu Overview made presentations on the Funafala eco island project with Hon. Enele Sopoaga, Prime Ministerof Tuvalu and Siliga Kofe, Funafuti island Chief.

Prime Minister giving a speech on the necessity of this project

This plan as a countermeasure against climate change which has already become apparent in the country was acclaimed from the venue.

Also, Mr. Kosi Latu highly appreciated this project as being a wonderful idea that nobody thought, Mr. Kosi Latu was a representative of SPREP (South Pacific Regional Environment Programme) that organized this side event.

The project goal is to create an artificial island 10 meters above sea level.

We are seeking financial support for this project. Technical support as well as financing is also required. If you are interested please contact us.

From right, Prime Minister, Mrs. Prime Minister, Shuuichi Endou and Island Chief

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