Libya funds for Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, September 14, 2007 – Government has announced that it reached agreement with Libya to fund the development of transportation infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer, however, did not say how much money was being provided nor the terms and conditions of the agreement.

“After a series of meetings between our UN Ambassador, Dr John W. Ashe, and his Libyan counterpart, Ambassador Giardalla Ettalhi, my government has received financial assistance from the government of Libya to, among other things, help us to strengthen a number of community initiatives we have undertaken, including the mobile IT classroom initiative,” he said.

“The assistance is all the more timely when one takes into consideration that my government has declared September as ‘Technology Month,'”he added.

Funds are also being provided to strengthened the country’s emergency medical response unit and community transport system.

Libya, which is formerly known as The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, recently established diplomatic relations with Antigua and Barbuda.