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Thursday, November 15, 2007

ROC reaelase last payment for 2007 education, training awards

By Deli Oso
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has released the last tranche of its funding for the Solomon Islands Government’s Training and Education Awards for this year.

The Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency George Chan announced the release of the SBD6.7-million tranche in a meeting with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Ambassador Chan said the money was transacted to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands last Friday.

He said Taiwan’s ongoing assistance to Solomon Islands Education sector manifested its commitment to develop Solomon Islands.

Ambassador Chan said education was the key to developing a nation.

Prime Minister Sogavare thanked the Taiwanese government for its continued commitment to assist Solomon Islanders to achieve their educational goals.

Mr Sogavare said all recipients of the government’s training and educational awards should reciprocate Taiwan’s goodwill with commitment to succeed in their studies and training.

Source: PMC

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