Delegation from Nicaragua visits the TaiwanICDF
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua Hon. Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres, accompanied by Minister of Finance and Public Credit Hon. Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván and Minister of Industry, Development and Commerce Hon. Orlando Salvador Solórzano Delgadillo visited the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) on April 10, 2017.TaiwanICDF Secretary General Amb. Weber V.B. Shih warmly welcomed the honorable guests. They exchanged views on the TaiwanICDF’s cooperation projects in Nicaragua.The TaiwanICDF’s ongoing projects in the country include the Regional Lending Program for Coffee Rust in Central America, TaiwanICDF TVET Technical Assistance Fund (TA Fund), CABEI-TaiwanICDF Fund for Consulting Service, CABEI Special Fund for the Social Transformation of Central America—FETS II, TaiwanICDF-CABEI Technological and Vocational Education and Training Student Loan Fund, Specialized Financial Intermediary Development Fund— Próspero Microfinanzas Fund, Rice Seed Research, Development and Production Extension Project, Common Bean Research, Development and Production Extension Project, Plantain Development Project, Bamboo Cultivation and Handicraft Production Efficiency Enhancement Project and Strengthening the Control of Huanglongbing (HLB) and the Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Citrus Project. Under the scheme of the Taiwan Youth Overseas Service program, the TaiwanICDF also dispatches servicemen to assist with the implementation of projects.To date, a total of 206 participants from Nicaragua have received training from the TaiwanICDF’s Professional Workshops and a total of 143 students from the country have received International Higher Education Scholarships and studied in Taiwan.