Taiwan releases second disbursement of 2022 bilateral cooperation grant to Belize

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H. E. David Kuan-Chou Chien, ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Prime Minister John Briceño, Minister of Finance, Economic Development

By Government Press Office | BELIZE

BELMOPAN, Belize – On August 3, 2022, prime minister John Briceño, minister of finance, economic development and investment, received a grant from H. E. David Kuan-Chou Chien, ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for US$950,000. This represents the second disbursement under the 2022 Bilateral Cooperation Program between Belize and Taiwan.

The generous financial support received from the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) through this grant program will support several initiatives aimed at attaining our sustainable development goals and will see the upliftment of the Belizean people.

Through this disbursement, 197 schools across the country will see the installation, connection and improvement of Wi-Fi internet access for the upcoming school year. The Wi-Fi Internet in Schools Project is an initiative administered by the ministry of education, culture, science and technology in collaboration with Digi.

The project will be implemented in phases and will address the important need for cost-effective, secure, and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi internet connectivity, support and maintenance for teachers and students in primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

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