Taiwan helps Nauru with photovoltaic solar energy project

The Taiwanese Embassy in Nauru has handed over the first stage of a solar power system to the government of Nauru.

It comes with 66 solar panels, an inverter system and a display board worth 100,000 US dollars.

Another 66 panels will be installed in three months.

Taiwan has also given 92 brand new bicycles to the Nauru government to support its health and fitness programmes.

The Health Minister, Dr Kieren Keke, says the government plans to distribute some bicycles to the Public Health Centre and others to schools to be given to students who do well in their studies.

Taiwan also plans to donate 50,000 energy saving bulbs and tube lights to the island within the next three months.