Minister of Transport and Works, Julian Francis, said the Republic of China on Taiwan has made a significant contribution to the development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He was speaking at a ceremony this morning to officialy recognize the work done on the Chatoyer National Park at Rabacca by personnel from the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The Taiwanese construction company, Overseas Engineering Construction Company (OECC) recently completed the installation of new side rails on the Yurumein/Taiwan Bridge over the Rabacca Dry River.

Minister Francis said the bridge, which was constructed by OECC, has played a major role in the development of communities above the Rabacca River.

Minister Francis said the OECC’s contribution extends beyond the bridge’s construction.