New handrails installed at Yurumein-Taiwan Friendship Bridge
A ceremony in commemoration of the renovation of the Yurumein-Taiwan Friendship Bridge in the Chatoyer National Park was held on September 11.
Hosted by the Ministry of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands & Surveys and Physical Planning in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the ceremony was addressed by Taiwan Ambassador, Calvin Ho; Minister of Transport, Works Urban Development and Local Government, Julian Francis; and Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Land and Surveys, and Physical Planning, Montgomery Daniel.
The Yurumein-Taiwan Friendship Bridge was opened March 28, 2007, with the contribution from the people and government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The construction of the bridge has facilitated transportation across the Rabacca Dry River, and made trips north of the Rabacca river much safer, especially in the rainy season.
The bridge was constructed by the Taiwanese company Overseas Engineering & Construction Co.(OECC), and it was they who assisted with the recent renovation of the handrails free of charge, with the design guidance from the Ministry of Transport, Works Urban Development and Local Government.
Also in attendance were Minister of Education, Reconciliation, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Information, St Clair Prince, Minister of National Mobilization, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Youth, Frederick Stephenson, and residents and students of North Windward.