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Taiwanese Embassy in Support of Operation Clean the Nation

Jul 25, 2008, 9:19 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

In the quest to support operation clean the nation, the Embassy of the Republic of China on Taiwan, in collaboration with the Department of State for Environment, will tomorrow, Saturday 26th July, embark on a massive cleansing exercise.

A media release from the Taiwanese Embassy revealed the move is meant to complement government's efforts to clean the environment and fight against malaria especially during this rainy season.

The activity, which starts at 9:00am,  will end at 13:00pm.

The activity location is at Chech Point, Denton Bridge, Banjul- Serre Kunda High Way toward Kanifing Municipality.

Participants at the event will be divided into three groups A, B and C who will compete on the occasion.  Two groups will win prizes of the heaviest and the most garbage collected respectively. The third group still can win the best effort prize. The Taiwanese Embassy will offer a hundred T-shirts, water and food on a first come first served basis.

The Taiwanese Ambassador, Mr. Richard Shih, Secretary of State for Environment, Permanent Secretary for Defense (also the president of Friends of Taiwan ICDF), Executive Director NEA, Mayor of KMC, Mr. James Tsai leader Taiwan Technical Mission among a host of dignitaries will grace the occasion. The general public is highly welcome to partake.

The cleansing of this magnitude is the first of its nature where at the end of the exercise Ambassador Shih and other guests will present prizes to the deserving participants.