St. Kitts and Nevis greenhouse will be largest in Taiwan’s 23 ally countries

The greenhouse under construction

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 1ST 2012 (CUOPM) – A 16,000 square feet green house under construction at the Agro-Tourism Farm at Sir Gilles, will be largest green house in Taiwan’s 23 diplomatically countries around the world.

This was pointed out by Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) His Excellency Miguel Tsao, during a site visit by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

The building when completed will consist of 1,600 pieces of glass weighing 24 tons and secured by 12,000 screws.

Ambassador Tsao noted that the entire structure remained unscathed after the passage of the recent tropical storm Rafael.

Looking up through the glass roof of the greenhouse (Photos by Erasmus Williams)

“That is a living proof that the foundation of the building is solid and strong like our friendship as well. The tempered glasses which require very skillful and sophisticated work will be put in place shortly. I do believe with our joint and painstaking effort, we will finish up in November,” said the Taiwan diplomat.

He pointed out that with the completion of the first phase, work will begin on the visitor’s center, tea house and the main gate as our 2nd phase job.

“We will keep in touch with renowned Taiwan Overseas Construction Company to embark on the 2nd phase and also to hire local constructors and workers from the Federation. So we can be able to wrap up the 2nd phase before the next hurricane season starts,” said Ambassador Tsao.

He also disclosed that the 2nd phase of the street solar lights from Sandy Point to St. Paul’s and along with Newtown Ground Touristic Farm is going to start from November.

“I harbour the hope that we can see the light up of the solar street light in this area in the Christmas Season,” said Ambassador Tsao, who expressed his appreciation to the committee led by Chief Secretary, Mr. Joseph Edmeade and Prime Minister Douglas.

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