Taiwan donates garbage compactor to San Pedro Town and vehicles to San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Punta Gorda Town

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

On Wednesday, September 16th, the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), H.E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen, presented the town of San Pedro with a garbage compactor via a virtual handing over ceremony. The ceremony also included the mayors of San Ignacio and Santa Elena twin towns and Punta Gorda Town, each receiving a Patrol SUV.
The online handing over ceremony began at 10:30AM with Ambassador Chen making his remarks. The Ambassador stated that these donations are a concrete example of genuine friendship and strong support from Taiwan. “We understand the negative impact brought by COVID-19 to your team, including financial difficulties and lacking resources to serve your residents. I hope the timely acquirement of these vehicles will not only help your town councils to continue to provide critical services to local communities but also reassure your citizens that your town council’s commitment to advancing people’s wellbeing,” said Ambassador Chen. He paid his respects to the three mayors and commended their dedication to their communities.
San Ignacio and Santa Elena Mayor Early Trapp and Punta Gorda Mayor Ashton McKenzie thanked the Taiwanese Ambassador for his continued support. San Pedro’s Mayor Daniel Guerrero thanked Ambassador Chen. “Please be assured that these much-needed garbage compactors will be put to good use and will help us bridge the gap we are currently facing in garbage collection and disposal,” said Guerrero. “But more than just a donation, the handing over is a symbol of our countries’ deep diplomatic and friendly relationship.” The garbage compactor was presented on Monday, September 14th and now joins the fleet of other compactors tasked to keep La Isla Bonita clean.
The San Pedro Sun joins the island community in thanking Ambassador Chen and the government of Taiwan for their kind donation to San Pedro.


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