Taiwan to assist in building Haiti’s electricity grid

Taiwan will help Haiti build an electricity grid in Port-au-Prince. The project will strengthen its infrastructure development and secure diplomatic ties between the two nations. The project seeks to upgrade: (1) the existing electrical substations, (2) the electricity distribution networks and (3) the transmission towers. It also seeks to train local people on maintenance of the national grid.

Once the deal is finalized, it will be the first project of Taiwan’s Official Development Assistance. The program aims to help countries develop their infrastructure while developing business opportunities for Taiwanese’s contractors. The total investment of the project is set to be approximately US$ 150m.