Ambassador Baushuan Ger of the Republic of China (Taiwan), handed over to Prime Minister, Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, a cheque of US$200,000 (equivalent of EC$537,640) on 28th December 2016, to assist with the second phase of the rehabilitation project concerning the Majorca feeder road in Marriaqua, and Java road and river defense in South Rivers; scheduled to start in 2017.
The government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan), taking note of the severe damages of the said roads and river defense during April 2011 and December 2013 floods, had previously contributed US$608,642.59 (EC$1,636,153) in July 2014, for the first phase of the rehabilitation project.
Upon receipt of the new fund, Prime Minister Gonsalves expressed his appreciation to the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for their continued support extended to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in various fields including the field of infrastructure.
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recognizes the importance of the rehabilitation projects that affect the daily life and safety of the people in the area of Marriaqua and South Rivers, and is therefore keen to witness a swift completion of the work.
SOURCE: Agency For Public Information