BASSETERRE: The common goal of the governments of St. Kitts & Nevis and Taiwan is to reduce carbon emissions and capitalize on solar energy, says Republic of China (Taiwan) Resident Ambassador to the Federation, Miguel Tsao.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the installation and operation of solar lights on the main road from Sandy Point to St Paul’s, near the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park, Tsao said renewable energy is a necessity and a movement that was gaining momentum in the Federation as a result of the collaboration between Taiwan and the government of St. Kitts & Nevis to promote the energy source.
Tsao said Taiwan and St. Kitts & Nevis have embarked on other important initiatives, including the establishment of the first-ever solar farm and the second phase of the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm.
“During the past year, we have successfully placed solar panels on the roof of Government Headquarters and set smart LED lights on the Kim Collins Highway and Frigate Bay Road,” said Tsao. “Both ventures are significant and important. Also these projects were initiated with our joint efforts to tap into the unlimited clean energy source.”
The ambassador said the introduction of solar lights “clearly demonstrates the strong determination and will of the government of St. Kitts & Nevis and the seamless coordination of my embassy”.
“I do believe with our concerted efforts we can reach our common goals in promoting renewable energy,” said Tsao.
Tsao said no efforts were spared to speed up and accelerate the pace of the project during the past month. The ambassador also made an appeal for all citizens of the Federation to do their part to harness renewable energy instead of relying on fossil fuels.