Taiwan releases funds

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Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and HE Oliver Liao with the handover documents for the RSCD funding. PHOTO SUPPLIED
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Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and HE Oliver Liao with the handover documents for the RSCD funding. PHOTO SUPPLIED

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a total of USD$2.95 million from the Ambassador-designate of the Republic of China- Taiwan to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Oliver Liao.

The breakdown of the funds are as follows;

  1. A total of SBD$20 Million (USD$2, 452,000) for the 2019 RSCD Social Economic Development Project funding for 50 constituencies;
  2. A total of SBD$4.08 Million (USD$ 500,000) for support towards the 2019 National Population and Housing Census.

During a low-key ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet yesterday morning, the Prime Minister conveys his gratitude to the people and government of Taiwan for their continuous support towards the development aspirations of the Solomon Islands.

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He further acknowledged the relationship shared between the two countries since 1978.

The handover programme was witnessed by officials from the ROC- Taiwan Embassy in Honiara and the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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