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PM Gonsalves received the EC$600,000 disaster relief check from Ambassador Shih. (Photo: Office of the PM)

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday received EC$600,000 from Taiwan to help with rehabilitation in the north of country following torrential rain on April 11.

Taiwan ambassador to Kingstown, Weber Shih, presented a cheque for the amount Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, at a short ceremony at the Cabinet Room.

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The monies are the first portion of a US$1.5 million dollar grant, which will be used to rehabilitate the bridge at Langley Park/Basin Hole in Georgetown and to provide for a river defence network in the area.

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It’s the second contribution from the Taiwan in relation to damage caused by the torrential rains of April 11.

Earlier this year, following a visit by Gonsalves to Taipei, the government received a grant of US$500,000 for relief and rehabilitation.