Minister with responsibility for SCASPA, Honorable Ian Liburd and Chief Executive Officer of SCASPA, Mr. Jonathan Bass, led new Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), George Gow Wei Chiou on a tour of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, March 31, 2015.
The tour included a walkthrough of the expanded and renovated departure and arrival halls, which were both financially funded by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The new Ambassador also met with airport staff and tenants and was briefed on upcoming renovation plans at the terminal scheduled to begin on in the upcoming quarters.
Though only present on island for ten days the Ambassador indicated that he is pleased with the airport terminal.
“I am new to this country but I have observed that St. Kitts depends on tourism a lot; and so the Airport is very important as it is one of the first Port for visitors. I am grateful that my Government has decided to cooperate with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to remodel this Airport to make it a very modern Airport which can compete with any airport in the United States and Europe. I am grateful to know that you have maintained this Airport so well. For more projects, my Government will support you.”
This pledge of support to the development of St. Kitts and extension SCASPA from the Ambassador positively resonated with the Minister with responsibility for SCASPA and SCASPA officials. The Authority and the Embassy boast of a longstanding partnership that positioned SCASPA at the top of airport development in the region, namely through the development of the Solar Farm.
Other officials on the tour included, Deputy Councillor of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Eugene Yu-Jing Shu, Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport Manager, Elsworth Warner, Facilitates Manager of SCASPA, Rosevelt Trotman and Corporate Affairs and Public Relations Manager of SCASPA, Marva Burroughs.