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Aug 20, 2013

Taiwan donates over a million dollars for a Tilapia project

There will soon be a hatchery center for tilapia farming located in Central Farm in the Cayo district. That center will come courtesy of the Republic of China/Taiwan which today presented a check for six hundred and fifty one thousand seven hundred and twenty five US dollars to the Government of Belize. This sizable donation is the second made toward the tilapia project, which is geared at providing male tilapia fingerlings to small scale farmers across the country. According to GOB, over sixty farmers have already benefitted from the project. The check was handed to Minister of Agriculture Gaspar Vega by the Republic of China Taiwan Ambassador his Excellency David Wu.


David Wu, Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize

“Today I am very honored to hand over a check of $651,725 US to the deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Natural Resources. This check will be used for the construction of the heritage center for our tilapia farming. Thank You.”


Gaspar Vega, Minister of Natural Resources

“Thank you very much ambassador, on behalf of the people of Belize and the government we want to tell you that we are very grateful, This is the second check of similar amount for this project that should be amounting to some $5 million Belize dollars and it will enhance the tilapia hatchery and the farming especially for the smaller farmers in this country; so thank you once again.”


The footage was provided courtesy of the Government Press Office.


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4 Responses for “Taiwan donates over a million dollars for a Tilapia project”

  1. busha says:

    what a cute little check

  2. Rover says:

    HALF of that is going into VEGA’s Personal Bank Account. He’s a known scurfy and considers himself SPECIAL… He knows the UDP will lose next election and wants to secure his high life future

  3. Concern says:

    Stop talk foolishness Rover, the man done secure his high lifestyle before he got into power, and now he has cemented it in diamonds and gold! lol

  4. Eye in the Sky says:

    Gapi tear up again !!!!!

    Mo money fu the retirement fund.

  5. Citizen says:

    Gasper said thank you for $5 MILLION Belize dollars especially on behalf of the smaller farmers in this country! Except for the Mennonites we are all small farmers, and we certainly can’t comprehend how that amount of money will help us, because the closest we will ever get to it, is when the news say Gasper done spend it! One building, some ponds, and baby fishes at 15 cents each could never cost that amount of money. This smell fishey from start to finish!

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