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Taiwan gives over US$600,000 for airport fencing

Dec 5, 2012, 8:43 AM | Article By: Nfamara Jawneh

The minister of Presidential Affairs and Secretary General at the Office of the President, Dr. Njogou Bah, on Tuesday received a cheque for USD 613,300, on behalf of the Gambia government, from Samuel Chen ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The money is the final payment from a total of USD 970,442 for the construction of the perimeter fence of Banjul International Airport.

In presenting the cheque, Ambassador Chen described The Gambia as a close friend and development partner of Taiwan.

According to him, the project can help to enhance aviation safety at the airport so as to better serve travellers’ interests.

“This is in line with the Gambian government’s quest for safety and security at the airport so as to better serve its national interest,” said Taiwan’s top diplomat in Banjul.

Dr. Bah in receiving the cheque thanked the Taiwanese government through its ambassador for their positive and timely response.

This was yet another noble gesture, and a demonstration of the cordial bilateral relationship, he added.