The Republic of China (Taiwan) has successfully delivered 10,000 units of solar lamps including sets of portable AM/FM radio receivers worth over $3 million to the Solomon Islands Government today.
The sets of solar equipment are to be delivered to students in 50 Constituencies in the country.
The delivery is part of the “One Student One Solar Lamp Program” initiated since 2011.
Taiwan’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Victor Te-Sun Yu says it is an honour to announce the handover of the solar lamps.
“It is a great honour and pleasure for me to announce the handover of another batch of 10,000 solar lamps to be distributed evenly to 50 Constituencies, particularly to the students in the rural area.”
Meanwhile, Minister for Rural Development Jimson Tanangada says the delivery truly demonstrates the firm and continuous bilateral relationship between Solomon Islands and Taiwan.
“Today’s handover ceremony of the “one student one solar project” signifes yet the ongoing demonstration of a fruitful and firm bilateral relationship that the Solomon Islands Government and people have with our true friend indeed, the government and people of the Republic of China, Twaiwan.