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Haiti - FLASH : Taiwan will build an electricity grid for Port-au-Prince
03/08/2018 09:16:40

Haiti - FLASH : Taiwan will build an electricity grid for Port-au-Prince
According to the Taipei press citing a senior official of the Government of Taiwan (Republic of China) Taiwan and Haiti this year should sign an agreement for the construction of a power grid in Port-au-Prince to alleviate supply problems in electricity.

The project, which would cost about $ 147 million, is one of the initiatives being examined by a high-level bilateral working group tasked with drafting new conditions for cooperation https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24648-haiti-politic-electricity-taiwanese-experts-in-haiti.html , in accordance with the principled consensus between President Tsai Ing-wen and President Jovenel Moise during his visit to Taiwan last May https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24534-haiti-politic-towards-new-terms-of-cooperation-with-taiwan.html

This project would include the construction and renovation of substations and transmission towers including training of local staff, said the head of government saying "The project must be executed in the form of a Public Development Aid". (APD), under which a Taiwanese bank will provide a commercial loan to the Haitian government [the first ADP official loan from Taiwan to a diplomatic ally according to the official] and the project will be entrusted to a Taiwanese construction company" adding that the work could last at least two years based on estimates from reconnaissance trips.
Note that in all likelihood, this loan is the same as the one announced precipitously by anticipation by Jude Alix Patrick Salomon, the Minister who resigned from the Economy last June, during his trip to Taipei, to 12 months before the expiry of the promise of the Head of State to electrify the whole country 24/24 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21342-haiti-flash-moise-reiterates-his-promise-of-electricity-24-24-throughout-the-country-in-2-years.html , even if the use of this loan, is very different from those announced by the Minister, who obviously did not master his file or was demagogic...

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