Monday, January 23, 2012

Prime Minister Gonsalves accepted 3.42 million EC dollars.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves accepted three cheques that amount to 1.274 million US dollars, which is equivalent to 3.42 million EC dollars. Dr. Gonsalves said this money will go towards civic development projects, along with flood rehabilitation work following heavy rains which impacted the north eastern side of St. Vincent last year.

Gonsalves outlined that these civic projects include rehabilitation work to the Langley Park River Basin and the construction of the Vermont/ Francois Bridge.

Taiwanese Ambassador, Weber Shih said he was delighted to present monies to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to help with the rehabilitation work after the destructive flash floods and civic development projects.

The Taiwanese Ambassador said these projects will assist in the development of the particular areas where they are found. He further added that Taiwan will continue to assist us here with the Youth Empowerment Service (YES) programme, which goes a long way in the development of the nation’s youth.