Central America and Taiwan sign projects for $18.2 million

The member countries of SICA (except for Costa Rica) and Taiwan signed six projects for cooperation at a meeting held in Honduras.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edmundo Orellana, said to the press that the approved projects are for the modernization of the Foreign Affairs Ministries of the Central American Integration System (SICA), fishing and agriculture, production and food productivity, the eradication of pests in pigs, poultry health and support for the region's social agenda.

Another agreement was for the installation of an agricultural investigation center at El Zamorano that is also financed by Taiwan, Orellana indicated, even though he said that neither the amount to be provided nor the start date had been set.

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