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S Korea donates SUVs to Ja government

Friday, September 15, 2017

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On Wednesday, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) donated three Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicles to the Government of Jamaica. The handover took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade's New Kingston headquarters.

The vehicles are valued at a total of US$100,000.

“I am proud to present these Hyundai Santa Fe motor vehicles as a humble token of Korea's support for Jamaica's continued development and success,” said Young Gyu Lee, head of mission of the Republic of Korea to Jamaica.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade will receive one Hyundai Santa Fe, while the other two will be given to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, and the Ministry of Health.

The donation, provided on behalf of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), continues Koreaan financial involvement in Jamaica's development, which to date has been $US8.8 million. Young Gyu Lee used the moment to elaborate on many of the development projects his country has been a part of.

“Already, we have achieved so much! A modernised system to issue land titles, a high-tech system for file keeping, and yearly multimillion-dollar scholarships to some of Jamaica's brightest,” he said.

— Rory Daley

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