Korea donates computers to municipalities

Town Councillors countrywide
are expected to upgrade their
record keeping and data
collecting skills with the aid of
state-of-the-art computers. The
donation, which includes
seventeen computers, monitors
and printers, was made possible
through the Korean International Co-operation
Programme. Minister of Local Government
Valdemar Castillo received the donation from
Counsellor Jung Soo Doo of the Korean Embassy,
based in Mexico, during a brief ceremony this
morning. Doo says the equipment represents the
spirit of co-operation that has always existed
between both Belize and South Korea.

Jung Soo Doo, Ambassador of Korea
"Korea will try to do its role by gradually increasing its
assistance to developing countries including Belize.
Though geographically far apart, Korea and Belize
have been trustworthy supporters to each other on the
international scene. I remember whenever itís
necessary, Belize has rendered its support to Korea in
various international forum including the United

Valdemar Castillo, Minister of Local Government
"This is to assist with the re-structuring of the Town
Councils countrywide. We expect to distribute these
to all the mayors countrywide. We're in the process of
re-organising all the Town Councils in the light of a
recent law we passed to give more autonomy to local
government that is more authority, more
responsibility, to the City Councils, that is Belmopan
and Belize City as well as the Town Councils
countrywide. The computers will be used for them to
be able to record their property taxes and valuation

Belize and the Republic of South Korea established
diplomatic relations over a decade ago.