Taiwan’s aid to Sao Tome and Principe totals US$15 million in 2014

8 April 2014

The 2014 cooperation programme between Taiwan and Sao Tome and Principe, signed Saturday in Sao Tome, is wortha  total of US$15 million and will be used in the health, agriculture, education, trade and tourism sectors.

In the health sector Dr. Manuel Quaresma Dias da Graça Hospital in the city of Santo António will be refurbished and re-equipped and two large swamps will be drained in the capital of Principe island, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The launch of the third campaign to spray homes against malaria, due to be carried out this week and the acquisition of medication for hospital, is also on the health sector list.

Sao Tome’s minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and the Community, Natália Umbelina, who signed the agreement, said that in the agriculture sector food safety projects would be the priority.

For Taiwan, the cooperation programme for 2014 was signed by the Taiwan representative to Sao Tome and Principe, , Jack Chan. (macauhub)