(ZIZ News) — The launch of the new St. Kitts Eco-Park in Sandy Point has been hailed as a testament to the positive developments that come out of the strong ties between St. Kitts-Nevis and the Republic of China, Taiwan.
A high profile ceremony was held at the Eco-Park’s Greenhouse to signal the official launch of the facility.
It is being billed as the Federation’s newest tourist attraction and was constructed with a focus on the “4G Concepts”; Green Energy, Green Landscape, Green House and Green Buildings.
Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Nigel Carty said the Eco-Park signals the government’s commitment to fusing agriculture, tourism and green technology to drive the progress of the nation.
“We have a beautiful country with good climactic conditions, fertile lands and hard-working farmers and sun, wind, and geothermal that can all be harnessed for our good. This is the formula for real change and real progress and real change in St. Kitts and Nevis,” the Minister said.
Resident Taiwanese Ambassador, His Excellency, Miguel Tsao expressed his gratitude to St. Kitts-Nevis for supporting Taiwan’s efforts over the years.
“Thank you for your staunch support and everlasting friendship for the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis especially for Taiwan’s International Organization Campaign. I do believe with the sustainable cooperation, the relationship between our two countries will grow from strength to strength,” he explained.
Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas said through the cooperation with Taiwan, St. Kitts-Nevis has achieved much over the past 31 years and the Eco-Park is undeniable proof.
He said, “The government and people of this country have created a magnificent symbol of human understanding and cooperation. We have presented powerful evidence that powerful and constructive spirits can overcome the barriers of distance, the barriers of culture, and the barriers of origin.”
The Eco-Park has been in construction for about two years and boasts several natural attractions.
It is free to the public during its opening weekend and officials say it has already been attracting attention from international tourism agencies.