The ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Samuel Chen, Tuesday handed over a cheque amounting to US$613, 300 to the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Secretary General and head of the Civil Service Dr. Njogou Bah as Taiwan's final payment of the annual grant totaling to US$970,442 for the construction of the fence along the perimeter of the Banjul International Airport.
Presenting the cheque, Ambassador Chen described The Gambia as a close friend and development partner of Taiwan, saying the project can help enhance the aviation safety of the airport so as to better serve travelers' interests. This, he said is in line with Gambia government's quest for safety and security for the airport so as to better serve its national interest.
Receiving the cheque, Minister Bah thanked Taiwanese government through her ambassador for their positive and timely response. He described it as yet another noble gesture and demonstration of the cordial relationship between Banjul and Taipei.