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H.E. Douglas C.T. Shen was invited by Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development to attend the official launching ceremony of Micoud ICT Access Centre on 2nd August, 2017.
Ambassador Shen congratulated the people of Micoud community for having a newly built ICT Centre and said that “the Centre was completed on June last year which the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) contributed over 2 million EC dollars to the process. Today, I am more than happy to witness the official launching of the Centre, which will change the lifestyle of the Micoud people for the better.”
Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert thanks the generosity of the government and people of Taiwan and call on the community to cherish the resource and make good use of the ICT facility for education purpose.
Ambassador Shen also noted that several ICT projects have been successfully accomplished under the joint cooperation of Saint Lucia and Taiwan, among which are the Advanced Transport Licensing Authority System (ATLAS), Crime Management System, Agriculture Resource System and Civil Registry System.
The Digitisation Centre and 311 Contact Centre will be completed next year. Moreover, a total of 70 WI-FI hot spots will be established before the end of this year under the bilateral GiNet Project, providing citizens and visitors of Siant Lucia with affordable and high quality internet service.
The Micoud Community ICT Access Centre will provide local people with linkage to the internet and computer-based services. It will also support education and training functions for the communities, providing low cost access to IT tutoring programs.