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Taiwan Funds 15 Rural Community Projects

Taiwan Funds 15 Rural Community Projects

The Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan has released funds for 15 rural community projects worth SB$7.7 million to Prime Minister Hon. Danny Philip in Honiara today.

The projects have been submitted by people in rural communities around the country to the ROC Embassy in Honiara through the Office of the Prime Minister and have been approved by the ROC Government.

In a brief handover ceremony at the Prime Minister’s Office, ROC Ambassador Roy Wu said the projects ranges from small businesses, solar energy, transportation, livestock, tourism and fishery.

The funding is an extra aid to further assist rural communities in Solomon Islands and does not belong to the budget of Rural Support Community Development RSCD Fund.

He further stated said ROC has been fully supportive to Solomon Islands Government to implement its rural policy to enhance rural advancement.

“While committed, ROC Government decides to support the 15 small projects to help rural villagers in Solomon Islands to develop their own businesses and further to improve their social services”

Ambassador Roy Wu said as a best friend to Solomon Islands, ROC would continue to support NCRA Government’s policy to advance the development of rural villagers in order to help the alleviation of poverty and improve the quality of life for rural people.

Prime Minister Danny Philip said the direct funding of 15 projects to rural communities has created history on the ROC funding.

He said while NCRA Government has identified rural communities that aspired government support, the funding would bring genuine benefit to many rural communities and enhance rural villagers’ welfare.

“These are small projects but will have long and big positive impact to empower the rural economy of Solomon Islands”
Prime Minister Philip added that the NCRA Government would work towards targeting funds for global agenda such as climate change, water supply, sanitation, health care and other important issues of great concern.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Philip expressed sincere gratitude to the government and people of Taiwan for their continuing assistance.


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