By: Phoenix Hsu and Ko Lin
Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez on Monday expressed gratitude for the assistance Taiwan has provided his country, especially the establishment of the Taiwan-Paraguay Polytechnic University (Universidad Politechnica Taiwan-Paraguay, UPTP).
Benitez expressed great confidence in the project, saying he believes the UPTP will help put Paraguay on the map for science and technology around the world.
The project was jointly initiated by Taiwan and Paraguay in December last year, with funding for the school’s construction coming from Paraguay, while National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) will provide teachers, curriculum plans and lab equipment.
Speaking at a ceremony where he received an honorary doctorate degree from Taipei-based NTUST, Benitez said he was honored to receive such a recognition and thanked the school for providing instructors to the UPTP. [FULL STORY]