Castries, St Lucia: The government of St Lucia received the cheque for $18.5 million from the Republic of China, Taiwan (ROCT) on Monday, May 16, 2022. The cheque has been handed over by the Ambassador of the Republic of China named, Peter Chen, to the government.
Through his social media post, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre noted, “Today the Government of Saint Lucia was presented with a cheque of $18.5 million from the Republic of China Taiwan (ROCT) by its Ambassador, H.E. Peter Chen.”
The cheque will be facilitated by the government of St Lucia in various aspects and will be assisted the country in uplifting its various sectors such as education, infrastructure, health etc.
Prime Minister Pierre also highlighted that they had deposited the cheque to the accountant General in the form of the Consolidated Fund.
He also outlined that the fund will be helpful for the implementation of small infrastructure projects in the various constituencies.
“The cheque was handed over to the Accountant General to be deposited in the Consolidated Fund for the implementation of small infrastructure projects in constituencies, “underlined PM Pierre.
Further, the government of St Lucia also extended gratitude to the people and government of the Republic of China for being affirmed with their commitment to support the small island nations with significant assistance.
Various projects would be included the climate resilience and adaptation projects, and Prime Minister Pierre added, “The Government of Saint Lucia thanks the ROCT for its commitment to ensuring that communities are able to address their infrastructural needs, especially as it relates to climate resilience and adaptation projects.”
Climate resilience would be ensured with the amount of money so that impact of the climate change that affected the small island nations highly ould be contained.
He also asserted that the opposition-led constituencies would also be benefited while adding, “No longer will opposition-held constituencies and their constituents are disenfranchised, as was done in the previous five years. All 17 elected Parliamentarians will receive an opportunity to implement projects of their choice.”