Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 15th 2007
For Immediate Public Release
The hiring of local workers and contractors to build the multi-million dollar Athletic Stadium at Bird Rock has come on for high praise from the Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, who said the national economy will benefit by the creation of job opportunities.
Handing over a US$1.4 million cheque for the construction of the facility, Ambassador His Excellency John Liu expressed happiness that the construction of the Bird Rock Athletic Stadium “is progressing well and that all of the construction jobs of the stadium are done by local workers and local contractors.”
“I’m sure that by the use of our local contractors, we are no doubt benefiting the local economy through the creation of hundreds of job opportunities for your people,” said the Taiwanese diplomat.
Ambassador Liu commended Prime Minister Douglas and his Government on the initiative taken to improve the sporting facilities and the hosting of so many international games in St. Kitts and Nevis.
He said the government in Taipei will continue to assist in the economic development of St. Kitts and Nevis and will help improve the well being of its people.
“Today is continuation of our pledge,” said Ambassador Liu as he handed over the cheque of US$1.4 million dollars in support of the Bird Rock Athletic Stadium.