MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) AND THE GOVERNMENT OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ON HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT-1

The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and thegovernment of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, due to the strongbilateral ties stemming from the establishment of diplomaticrelations in 1981, desire to consolidate bilateral cooperation.Launched in 1998, the Program for the Development of HumanResources has benefited many of the students and families in St.Vincent and the Grenadines and has been highly welcomed by boththe people and government of this distinguished country. As thegovernment of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is satisfied withthe fruits of the program, it seeks to launch a new era of humanresources development in order to assist St. Vincent and theGrenadines in enhancing its human resources, cultivating skillsin its youth and accelerating its national development.The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) thereforeagrees to allocate one hundred thousand US dollars (US$100,000)annually for five years, starting in 2009, to providescholarships to students of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Thestudents shall range from the primary school level to thecollege level, perform well in school, come from underprivilegedfamilies or be disabled. In order to better meet the nationaldevelopment needs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the numberof scholarships for students pursuing a vocational educationshall be increased. The evaluation standards, number ofrecipients, and scholarship amount for each school are to beadjusted through resolutions that are made by a Review Committeeannually and based on the actual needs of a particular year.This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force upon thesignature of both parties.Done in duplicate in the Chinese and English languages, with both texts being equally authentic, in Kingstown on the 19th day of the 11th month in the ninety-eighth year of the Republic of China (Taiwan), corresponding to the 19th day of the 11th month of the year two thousand and nine in the Gregorian calendar.For the government of the For the government ofRepublic of China (Taiwan) St. Vincent and the Grenadines───────────── ─────────────H.E. Leo Lee Hon. Girlyn MiguelAmbassador to St. Vincent Minister of Educationand the Grenadines