July 16, 2013

SVG receives $2.7 million grant funds from Republic of China on Taiwan

The Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines last Friday received over $2.7 million in grant funds from the Republic of China on Taiwan for civic development programmes and other projects.{{more}}

The cheques, totalling US$1,041,458.97(EC$2,799,650) were handed over by Taiwanese Ambassador Weber Shih to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

Of the disbursed fund, US$818,261.29 will go towards Colonarie Bridge project, Calliaqua Town Hall project, South Rivers Sports Field project and customs office IT equipment project; and US$223,197.68 will be used in procuring IT equipment and office furniture for the Treasury and Inland Revenue Department, Civil Registry, and Service Commissions Department.

“It is expected that the relevent agencies will be better placed to deliver quality services to the public upon receipt of upgraded office equipment, and many local communities will be benefited upon the completion of those construction projects as well,” a release from the Taiwanese embassy said.