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Taiwan donates over US$350,000.00 to boost airport security

Nov 11, 2011, 2:04 PM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan yesterday presented a cheque for US$357,143.00 to the Gambia government.

The money intended for the airport fencing project was presented by Ambassador Richard Shih on behalf of the Taiwanese government.

The cheque was received by the secretary general and head of the civil service, Ousman Jammeh, at his office at State House in Banjul.

In presenting the cheque, the Taiwanese ambassador to The Gambia, Richard Shih, said the first payment formed part of a million dollar airport fencing project.

He expressed pleasure in helping to boost the security of the Banjul International Airport.

The out-going Taiwanese diplomat reaffirmed his government’s continued support for The Gambia.

In receiving the cheque, Ousman Jammeh, on behalf of the Gambia government, thanked the Taiwanese government for the gesture.

He used the opportunity to reassure the ally nation of The Gambia government’s continuing collaboration and support.

“The airport security is essential since it’s the first point of entry into the country,” he said, adding that there needs to be a more secured and permanent fence around the perimeter of the airport.