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Taiwan donates Communication Equipment to Police Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Taiwan's donation of Police Peace CaravanThe government of Taiwan through the embassy in Belize handed over a mobile police station dubbed the Police Peace Caravan along with Radio Communication Equipment and Repeaters to the Police department. Receiving the donation on Wednesday, August 28th was Hon. John Saldivar. He expressed gratitude to the Taiwanese government for the donation and explained that the communication equipment will go a long way in improving the system in Belize City. He noted that the equipment is part of a larger U.S. $120,000 dollar donation by the Taiwanese government which will be used to procure various other equipment and materials needed by the police. Also to be procured with the funding is a new police station in Belmopan at a cost of $120,000. Hon. Saldivar said that he was appreciative of the contribution by Taiwan and also by other partner countries like the U.S., India and Canada who have greatly assisted the police department. "We will continue to organize, reorganize;  strategize and re-strategize to improve policing and make Belize safer," stated Hon. Saldivar. Along with the Taiwan donation, the Minister noted that the government has also recently contributed 5 vehicles to the Police Department through the Customs Department.

For his part, Taiwanese ambassador, David Wu, explained that crime is a problem that is too large an issue for a country to tackle on its own and the Taiwanese government was happy to help with the equipment. The communication equipment, he said, would greatly assist the police while the mobile unit would serve the police to identify, target and interdict criminals. And while Taiwan was offering assistance, Ambassador Wu noted that collaboration with the private sector was also necessary in order to solve the problem of crime.