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$10 Million from Taiwan to Belize Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

The Government of the Republic of China-Taiwan is now comfortable when making contributions intended to benefit the people of Belize. On Monday, May 19th, His Excellency David C. K. Wu, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, handed over a cheque for US$5 million to the Prime Minister of Belize for support in key infrastructural projects. 

Ambassador Wu says, “We have seen the apparent progress for your beautiful country in terms of the infrastructure development.” He says that everywhere he travels in the beautiful country of Belize he sees huge progress. Ambassador Wu says he has confidence in this administration and “really admire the capable leadership of the Government”.  

Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Government and people of Belize. He says the funds will be used to cover a part of the expenditures on key infrastructure projects. It will be used to partially finance Phase II of the Southside Poverty Alleviation Project in Belize City. A portion of the US$5 million will be used as support finance for the extension of the Southern Highway to Jalacte in the Toledo District. The money will also be spread to the West of the country as a portion will be used on the new crossing of the Macal River in the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena.   

The US$5 million is a grant to the Government of Belize under the Bilateral Cooperation Program between the Government of Belize and the Government of Republic of China-Taiwan.  Ambassador Wu says, “We hope that we can continue to enjoy the very close partnership with Belize in the future."