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The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Park Hill Cultural, Educational and Wellness Centre on Monday, 13th May, 2024.

This project will be financed by the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). When completed, the project would facilitate educational, social, wellness and cultural activities to enhance all aspects of community life, encourage a culture of nonviolent self-expression, propel a greater sense of ownership and build community spirit and national pride.

Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Her Excellency Fiona Fan said the ground breaking ceremony marks another significant step in the long-standing partnership between both countries.
Ambassador Fan noted that in addition to commemorating the start of the project, it’s crucial to recognize the depths of care and commitment Prime Minister Gonsalves has consistently provided towards the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

“His vision and leadership have been instrumental in bringing this initiative to reality, fostering a brighter future for all Vincentians,” said Fan.
The Ambassador also expressed joy that Dr. Gonsalves will be leading a delegation to Taiwan for the presidential inauguration of the newly elected president, adding that this presents a valuable opportunity to deepen bonds between both countries.
Architect in the Economic Planning Division, Dimitri Samuel provided an overview of the project at Monday’s ceremony. He said the government recognizes the importance of harnessing human resources for national development. In line with this commitment, Samuel said the establishment of the Park Hill Cultural, Educational and Wellness Centre stands as a testament to the government’s dedication to foster the growth and development of Vincentians.

“The architectural design encompasses a total area of nine thousand six hundred and fifty (9,650) square feet of land, meticulously crafted to achieve optimal functionality”, said Samuel.

The ground floor of the building would house a reception area, managerial offices, meeting rooms, multi-purpose classrooms, a training facility, gymnasium, kitchen and requisite washroom facilities. On the first floor there would be additional multipurpose classrooms, washroom amenities and a spacious multipurpose hall, complete with stage and backstage facilities.

The Park Hill Cultural, Educational and Wellness Centre is envisioned to serve as a beacon of pride for the Park Hill community symbolizing progress, inclusivity and collective empowerment. The building was designed by E. Maxim James and will be constructed in one year, by Fraser Construction.


SOURCE: Agency For Public Information (API)