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Taiwan Donates Two Vehicles to Gov’t

15 February 2021

On Thursday, the Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia officially donated two vehicles to the government of St. Lucia. These vehicles, which are in great working condition were donated by the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), to help strengthen the relationship between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the government of St. Lucia.

On October 2, 2020, Mr. Barrymore Felicien, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture wrote to the Chief of the Taiwan Technical Mission, Mr. Mario Cheng. “The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives thanks the ICDF for their invaluable contribution to the 7 Crops Project and seeks to deepen our partnership.”

In this letter, Felicien formally requested the use of vehicle registration number CD 79, consistent with the Ministry’s efforts of improving Saint Lucia’s agricultural sector. Felicien explained that the vehicle will be used to assist with the implementation of their fruits and vegetable programme.

Likewise, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Ms. Michelle S. Charles wrote to Mr. Cheng on November 10, 2020, expressing her gratitude for the kind gesture for the donation of the 2007 Nissan X-Trail.

Ms. Charles mentioned how the donation of this vehicle will help the department to better manage its daily duties. She said: “As you may be aware, one of the Department’s main priorities is the integration of the ICTs into the education system. There is now a greater thrust in this direction with the advent of Covid-19. The infusion of more ICT devices in schools has also increased the need for sustainability and maintenance of computers and other ICT devices. Thus, the provision of this vehicle will provide the much-needed support to our technicians in reaching our schools in a more timely manner.”

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