The Taiwanese diplomat noted that Prime Minister Douglas visited Taiwan in March last year and met and hammered the Agreement with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of China (Taiwan) Timothy Yang, which laid the foundation for the project to be put in place.
Chief of Technical Mission Mr. Shiue and Embassy’s First Secretary Mr. Hans Chang were involved in drafting the Farm’s Cooperation Agreement. Dr. Yeh, Dr. Lin and Project Manager Lin are the specialists in architecture and landscaping, who flew from Taiwan and came to the Federation to evaluate and move forward the potential of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“After meticulous evaluation, the specialists presented their findings and final design to the Prime Minister, and received approval from the Government,” said Ambassador Tsao.
He said the features of the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm include the combination of two cultures merging: St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan bringing together the diverse elements of the two countries.
“Sugar cane – The Heritage of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweet Potato – The Pivotal spirit of Taiwan, Tropical fruit/plants – symbolize Taiwan’s culture, but we never forget the medicinal/herb plants of St. Kitts and Nevis. The map of St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan map presents a veritable Labyrinth we created in our plants,” said the Ambassador, adding:
“We have accomplished merging Agriculture, Tourism and renewable energy here. Our new solar panel program, LED light, sugar mill, medicinal and agriculture plant are all excellent assets.”
Ambassador Tsao said the people of St. Kitts and Nevis have one common dream to see their country prosper and thrive and in the coming months ahead the tangible results will be seen.
“Tourism is the number-one industry earner for the Federation. It is no wonder that the twin-island is one of the top ten destinations in the world and is indeed a paradise for tourists,” said Ambassador Tsao, who extended his “deep commendation to the Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas for the continued pledge and commitment to the further advancement of St. Kitts and Nevis. He is like a Captain of the ship to lead the country on the right track.”