Jul 16, 2009, 9:06 AM
The government of the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC), through its embassy in Banjul, Tuesday presented three cheques amounting to over five hundred thousand dollars to The Gambia.
The cheque for $272,711.60 was meant for the Gambia National Petroleum Company (GNPC) project; another cheque valued at $250,000 was donated to Sankuleh Kunda Bridge project, and the third cheque worth $9781 was given for the U-20 national cricket team’s overseas matches.
Presenting the cheques to the Secretary-General and Head of Civil Service, Dr Njoju Bah, the Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia, Richard Shih, expressed delight in doing so on behalf of his government.
He used the opportunity to commend The Gambia for the warm welcome accorded the Taiwan National Defence Minister during his recent visit to The Gambia.
Dr Bah, for his part, thanked the government of Taiwan for the support it has been rendering to The Gambia. He said the gesture also manifested that “Taiwan is indeed a genuine partner”.
The three projects are all important to the socio-economic development of the country, Dr Bah says.
Ambassador Shih was accompanied to State House for the presentation by his 1st secretary Tom Lee.