Taiwan gives grant for Belize infrastructure

Today   in   Belmopan,   His   Excellency   Mr.   David   C.   K.   Wu, Ambassador   of   the   Republic   of   China   (Taiwan),   presented   a   cheque   in   the   sum   of   five million US dollars to Prime Minister Dean Barrow. The cheque represents a Grant to Belize for the year 2013 under the Bilateral Cooperation Program between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the period 2013 to 2016.

David   C.   K.   Wu – Ambassador   of   the   Republic   of   China   (Taiwan):
vlcsnap-2013-05-09-19h37m09s1That fund is a grounding from my Government to be of some help for the construction of your infrastructure. We are very honoured and very pleased to do so, because Taiwan and Belize we are very cordial partners, and we like now to be of some help in order for the construction of the country.  I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Belize to support Taiwan in the international community.

The proceeds of the Grant will be used  to  cover   local  counterpart expenditures   on  key   infrastructure   projects,   including   the   Belize   City   Southside   Poverty Alleviation Project Phase II, the extension of the Southern Highway to Jalacte in the Toledo District, and for the new crossing of the Macal River in San Ignacio/Santa Elena. The Prime minister expressed his gratitude on behalf of the country and people of Belize.

David   C.   K.   Wu – Ambassador   of   the   Republic   of   China   (Taiwan):
vlcsnap-2013-05-09-19h09m07s47Mr Prime Minister, today I’m very honoured to bring you the check of five million US dollars, which is a grant of the Government of the Republic of China, Taiwan.  We are very honoured to bring you this check for the development of Belize.  On behalf of the Government, I want to say thank you for supporting us in the international community, and we are pleased to be of some help into your country.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow;
Thank you Ambassador.  Let me just say that this, of course, is evidence of the continuing program of economic support that your Government has, in fact, always maintained with Belize.  We’re grateful.  We naturally value the friendship and collaboration, and long may it continue. Thank you very much.

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