Dennery North welcomed Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Saint Lucia, H.E. Ray Mou to various parts of the constituency on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, as part of a tour of projects funded by the Government of Taiwan.
The visit to Dennery North is one of several visits to be undertaken by the ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to constituencies, to visit projects financed by Taiwan through the Constituency Development Programme.
According to Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Shawn Edward, the tour was organized not only to account for the funds made available to Dennery North under the Constituency Development Programme (CDP), but also to give residents an opportunity to express their personal gratitude to the Ambassador.
The touring party visited Richfond, Grande Ravine, Belmont and Aux Lyons. In all of these communities, new concrete roads and drains were constructed, replacing dirt tracks that existed for years.
Residents warmly received Hon. Shawn Edward and Ambassador Mou, expressing satisfaction with the projects undertaken. Many took time to thank Hon. Edward for his representation of the constituency and for keeping promises made ahead of the 2011 General Elections.
Edward, in turn, thanked his constituents for their continued support and confidence, which was demonstrated by the large crowds gathered at each stop, cheering and chanting as the touring team arrived. He pledged to continue to work diligently to improve the lives of all residents and to transform communities within Dennery North.
A number of CDP projects have been undertaken in Dennery North over the last four years. The Republic of China (Taiwan) also collaborated with the Government of Saint Lucia and the National Lotteries Authority to rehabilitate the La Ressource Playing Field. The playing facility now has lights, proper drainage, stands and changing rooms.