Government of Belize receives $10 million grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan)

By Dyllan Lawrence
Staff Reporter

The Government of Belize received a boost to its infrastructure projects on Monday, when His Excellency David Wu, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented a $10 million cheque to Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
According to a government press release, the cheque is “the grant from the Republic of China to Belize for the year 2014 under the Bilateral Cooperation Program between the two countries.”

The release further states that the funds will be used to finance portions of key infrastructure projects such as the Belize City Southside Poverty Alleviation Project Phase II.

Other projects that will also benefit from the funds include the extension of the Southern Highway to Jalacté in the Toledo District, the project to provide a new crossing at the Macal River in San Ignacio/Santa Elena.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Ambassador Wu said: “This is the way that we hope we can send help [in] the development of infrastructure of your beautiful country.”

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