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SVG receives $2.6 million from Taiwan for rehabilitation and civic development

SVG receives $2.6 million from Taiwan for rehabilitation and civic development

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The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) last Thursday, received from the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), cheques totalling US$ 2,671,730.92 to fund the Flood Rehabilitation Project and the Civic Development Programme in SVG.{{more}}

The two cheques were handed over at Cabinet Room by Ambassador Weber Shih to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

According to the Taiwanese Embassy, of the disbursed funds, US$968,045.53 is the final portion of the US$2 million Flood Rehabilitation Grant and US$1,703,685.39 will go towards Civic Development Projects, including the Upgrade of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Unit and the Animal Health Laboratory, the Youth Employment Services (YES) Programme, the Cumberland Sporting Facility, the renovation of the Old Montrose Police Station, the Colonarie Bridge Project, the Community Playing Field, and the Hermitage Water Supply Improvement project.

During the presentation, the Prime Minister thanked the people and government of Taiwan for their continued support of these major development projects and noted that the Youth Employment Services (YES) Project had already set a good example in youth vocational training for other Latin American countries, and the new Colonarie Bridge would be strong and long-lasting.

Ambassador Shih said under the joint effort with the SVG Government, projects funded by his government have been effectively implemented over the years, and the Embassy looks forward to working hand-in-hand with SVG government agencies in further enhancing the existing cordial, cooperative relations and expected the effectiveness of cooperation between the two countries would continue to benefit Vincentians for generations.

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