Taiwan hands over $44.7m RSCD funds

Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela signs one of the funding documents as Ambassador Luo looks on. Photos by PM press secretariat

THE Government of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan has handed over a total of SBD$44.7 million to the Solomon Islands Government for the following causes:

  1. SBD$1.50 million for the 2017 ROC Support Constituency Development (RSCD) Second Tranche for five constituencies.
  2. SBD$10 million for the 2017 RSCD Third Tranche for 25 constituencies.
  3. SBD$14.4 million for the 2018 RSCD First Trance for 48 constituencies.
  4. SBD$18 million for the 2018 RSCD (Rural Social & Economic Development Project) for 47 constituencies.

During a courtesy call to the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet last Friday, the Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Roger Luo presented documents to Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, who signed them for the handover of the funds.

PM Hou was told by Ambassador Luo that the Government and People of the ROC (Taiwan) are pleased and committed to continually assist the Solomon Islands Government and people in their social and economic development efforts.

His Excellency Luo also discussed plans with the Prime Minister towards the opening of Taiwan’s agriculture substation in Adaliua.

Hou conveyed the appreciation of the Government and People of Solomon Islands to Ambassador Luo for Taiwan’s firm commitment to improve the livelihood of Solomon Islanders.

As part of the meeting, the Prime Minister was also briefed about his upcoming state visit to Taipei.


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