by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Embassy of the Republic of China Taiwan in St. Kitts and Nevis donated a Toyota Long Base pickup truck to the Department of Agriculture on Monday (Sept 6).
Chief of Operations for the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM), Mr Yu’Ming Lu, presented the keys to the Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture.
During his remarks, Mr Lu mentioned this donation was in furtherance of the support given to the Department of Agriculture.
“We always have a very deep relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture, and we try to do what support we can do. When the P.S told me that they had one program that would need one vehicle, I just searched our property and found that we had one 10-year vehicle that we can donate to the Ministry of Agriculture.”
Mr Lu said although the vehicle is a 10-year-old model, it is in good working condition.
Minister Jeffers expressed thanks for the contributions that the country has received from the Republic of China Taiwan and their technical mission here.
“We have had this long-standing relationship ever since we’ve been an independent nation and even before that, so it has gone just about 38 years and counting. Whether it is in the field of Technical Support in Agriculture, whether it be by way of equipment/machinery that will support the advancement of agriculture, whether it is in the medical field, whether it is training for our students by way of scholarships in Taiwan, there have been a number of areas.”