Taiwan donates to relief effort
January 3, 2014
Taiwan donates to relief effort

The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated US$200,000 for emergency relief and humanitarian aid in the aftermath of devastating floods on Christmas Eve.{{more}}

On December 31, Taiwanese Ambassador Weber Shih handed over the cheque to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

A release from the Embassy of Taiwan said Ambassador Shih, on behalf of his country, expressed deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost lives in the disaster, and wished those affected by this horrific natural disaster a speedy recovery.

The Prime Minister thanked Taiwan for the assistance and said he is especially grateful for the generosity and solidarity promptly extended by Taiwan.

According to the release, at the meeting, Gonsalves also expressed his gratitude to Taiwan for the completion of the passenger terminal building of the Argyle International Airport Project, which was officially handed over to the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines on December 30. Ambassador Shih said that he was proud to be part of the Terminal Building Project from the beginning to its completion, and believed that with concerted efforts, the international airport will be up and running soon and conducive to the nation’s development.