The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Fisheries Sector today received a major boost, with the handing over of equipment from the Government of Japan.
The equipment was provided under the Project for the Improvement of Fisheries Equipment and Machinery.
Tetsuhiro Ike, Resident Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency/Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in St. Lucia, said in his address said the Government of Japan is pleased to offer this technical assistance to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
He expressed the hope that this will help the Fishery Sector develop into one of the most Sustainable Industries in the region.
Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said this project is a demonstration of the continuing good relationship between St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Meanwhile … Parliamentary Representative for the area Camillo Gonsalves said he envisages that Calliaqua and surrounding villages will be a major engine for economic growth and development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expressed his appreciation for the assistance provided by the Government and people of Japan. He said he wants us as a people to respect and to value the depth of the investment that has been made in short it must be cared for.
The equipment donated this morning include Ice Machines; Condensing Unit; Control Panels and Ice Storage facilities.