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Haiti thanks Taiwan for help in building health center

Haiti thanks Taiwan for help in building health center

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Haiti has expressed heartfelt appreciation toward Taiwan for helping it build a health center in a remote area to meet the basic medical needs of 10,000 residents there. Peter Hwang (???), Republic of China's ambassador to Haiti, and Florence Guillaume, Haitian Minister of Public Health and Population, co-presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the center at Dufresnay, in the suburb of its capital Port-au-Prince, Tuesday. Hwang said that on his way to Dufresnay, which took him through bumpy roads over two hours, he could feel the urgent need of the health center by the residents there. Taiwan will donate US$100,000 to build the center, which will include an examination room, a counseling room, a delivery room and a pharmacy among others, to cater to the basic medical needs of the suburb's 10,000 residents. Guillaume said that transportation in Durfresnay is not convenient, and health conditions there are comparatively inferior to other places and he expressed appreciation for the ROC government's assistance with the construction of the valuable medical facility. (By Tang Pei-chun and Lilian Wu)