Construction of Solar Farm at RLB to begin shortly
|SKNIS Photo: ROCs Resident Ambassador His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao|
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 21, 2013 (SKNIS): The Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to show strong solidarity with the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, as $US1 million was donated for the construction of a Cooperation Project Solar Farm, at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport.
During a brief handover ceremony on Wednesday (March 20) ROCs Resident Ambassador His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao, said that he was more than honoured with this joint effort between the government of Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis, to promote the development of renewable energy, explaining that renewable energy has become a global trend and implementing it will reconstruct our economy in a sustainable way.
“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.”
|SKNIS Photo: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister responsible for Energy Dr. Earl Asim Martin
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 remodelling the airport into a self-reliance green airport, which surely will lead St. Kitts and Nevis into greener islands.
Hon. Asim 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.