BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
MINISTRY of Rural Development (MRD) appreciates Taiwan’s Clean Energy Project: One Student One Lamp programme, saying it aligns with national governments’ priority areas.
Minister for MRD, Duddley Kopu said Taiwan’s project of solar lamps for schools and villages in the country’s 50 constituencies is in line with the government’s national development strategy 2016-2035.
He said Taiwan’s programme specifically meets the Solomon Islands government’s aim to improve spiritual, social and economic livelihood of all Solomon Islanders.
“The programme is aligned with the NSD object three and SDG four and 13—Resilient and sustainable environmental climate actions,” Mr Kopu said.
“This Clean Energy Project: One Student One Solar Lamp Project is also clearly in line with various SIDCC Government policy priority programmes.”
Kopu thanks the Republic of China (Taiwan) for recognising the need for assistance in important areas.
Taiwan’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Roger Luo said Taiwan is proud to assist Solomon Islands meets its priority goal, and reassures they will always stay committed to support.
“We wish 2018 Clean Energy Project: One Student One Solar Lamp Program will not only light up the night in the rural areas of Solomon Islands, but also shed light on a true sustainable future,” Mr Luo said.