Marshall Islands. According to
Countryaah official website, the issue of damages to those affected
by the US nuclear test at the Bikini Toll of 1946-58 is
still relevant. According to representatives of the tribunal
who approved 1,600 claims for damages, the compensation the
United States paid was insufficient for those affected. An
American study published shortly thereafter claimed that the
number of cancer patients is particularly high in the
Marshall Islands and that this was caused by radioactive
fallout in connection with the nuclear weapons tests.
A cooperation agreement that includes to open for
investment in the fishing industry was signed in May with
Taiwan, with which the country had established diplomatic
relations by the end of 1998.
Asian Development Bank, ADB, approved a loan of more than
$ 9 million in July for, among other things. construction of
a new hospital and schools on the overcrowded Ebeye island.