Belize gets a hefty grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan). Yesterday in the Capital City of Belmopan the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize His Excellency David C. K. Wu, presented a check of US$5 million to Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development.
“Today, on behalf of the Republic of China (Taiwan) I marched on to bring you a check of US5 million. This is the way that we hope that we offer some help for the development of the infrastructure of your beautiful country, and in this way, we hope that we can thoroughly enhance the very close ties between taiwan and Belize. I thank you for your support to us in the past in the international community”.
This money was the grant given for the year 2014 under the Bilateral Cooperation Program between the two countries.
According to a press release issued yesterday, this hefty grant will be used to cover part of the expenditures on key infrastructure projects such as 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.