Taiwan gives SVG money to buy volcano monitoring equipment

Statement by Taiwan Embassy:

Ambassador Peter Sha-Li Lan, on behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), handed over a donation of USD52,259.90 to Mr. Hudson Nedd, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to purchase new monitoring equipment on activities of La Soufrière.

The handing over took place at the Beachcombers Hotel on June, 23, 2022.

In his remarks, Amb. Lan said Taiwan was with SVG all the way after the COVID-19 pandemic and the volcanic eruption of La Soufrière. The purchase of this sophisticated monitoring equipment was part of the efforts under the bilateral “Pilot Project for the Implementation of Emergency Management System to Reduce Medical Emergencies in Saint Vincent and Grenadines”, which was jointly implemented by the Technical Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) of Saint Vincent and Grenadines.

Ambassador Lan also expressed appreciation to other Taiwanese partners, including Ministry of Foreign Affair (MOFA), Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan International Health Action (TaiwanIHA), International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE-NARLabs), National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), for their support to the project, and reiterated that the Embassy of Taiwan will continue working closely with SVG government in its national development and economic recovery after the the COVID-19 pandemic and the volcanic eruption.

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