SVG receives more  storm aid from Taiwan
August 5, 2011
SVG receives more storm aid from Taiwan

St.Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday received more financial assistance from the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan to assist with rehabilitation work in the north of the country, following torrential rains on April 11, 2011.{{more}}

On August 2, the Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines Weber Shih presented a cheque for EC$600,000 to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at a short ceremony at the Cabinet Room.

This represents the first tranche of a US$1.5 million dollar grant that will be used to rehabilitate the bridge at Langley Park/Basin Hole, and to provide for a river defence network in the area.

It’s the second contribution from the Republic of China on Taiwan, in relation to damage caused by the torrential rains of April 11, 2011.

Earlier this year, and following a visit by Prime Minister Gonsalves to Taipei, a grant of US$500,000 was received by the government for relief and rehabilitation.