NEMA Enhances Disaster Mitigation Capabilities

Deputy Prime Minister - Sam Condor

Deputy Prime Minister – Sam Condor
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 22, 2010 (SKNIS)

Disaster mitigation, capacity building, and communication within the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be enhanced with a donation of technological equipment from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

On Friday, Resident Ambassador His Excellency Miguel Li-Jey Tsao presented Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Honourable Sam Condor with six personal computers, two notebooks and two netbooks.

Ambassador Tsao noted that his country, much like St. Kitts and Nevis, is positioned in a geographical location that is frequently threatened by natural disasters. In fact, Super Typhoon Megi made landfall on Taiwan this week, killing several people and dumping record rainfall on the Asian island.

The Ambassador explained that the role of disaster management agencies is critically important with communication being a vital component. “I hope the Embassy’s donation of computers today can help in this regard,” he said.

In his response, Minister Condor expressed empathy for the reported damage and loss of life on Taiwan. He also noted his appreciation for the equipment.

“Ambassador, I accept this donation of computers to NEMA with extreme pleasure and deep gratitude. This is a donation which is very much needed to [enhance] the tremendous work that NEMA has being doing in disaster mitigation and management,” he stated.

The Deputy Prime Minister commented that Ambassador Tsao assumed local diplomatic duties one month ago and saluted him for his evident commitment to strengthening the relationship between the Governments and people of the Republic of China and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

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