Resident Ambassador for the Republic of China (Taiwan), Miguel Li-Jey Tsao on Wednesday, (20th March), told Federal Government officials at a special handing over ceremony, “Today is the beginning of a new phase for both countries cooperation in renewable energy.” He said Taiwan would like to share this cutting – edge industry with St. Kitts and Nevis, the most important partner and diplomatic allied country of Taiwan.
The US1 million was donated for the construction of the Cooperation Project Solar Farm, at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport as a show of support from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and to indicate that it continues to show strong solidarity with the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Mr. Tsao said that he was more than honoured with this joint effort between the government of Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Energy Dr. Earl Asim Martin commended the Ambassador for working tirelessly to support the development of renewable energy, stating that this would significantly assist the people of the Federation.
Minister Martin remarked, “We see the green economy, not only as the area of renewable energy, but as a means of providing new opportunities for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Ambassador Tsao outlined several projections from the solar farm, stating that they are on their way to perfecting this green energy with Tourism by remodeling the airport into a self-reliance green airport, which surely will lead St. Kitts and Nevis into greener islands.
Martin thanked all the significant persons who have been instrumental thus far in ensuring that, very shortly, there will be the start of the construction of the 1 megawatt solar plant at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport.