Monday, October 31, 2011
From here in Spanish today:
Volunteer teachers from Taiwan arrived in Tegucigalpa today to start Chinese language training to soldiers in Honduras, according to an official source.
"I have received some teachers from Taiwan that are going to teach us Mandarin", said Porfirio Moreno, the director of the Centre of Languages at the Armed Forces of Honduras to reporters.
He said that the arrival of the teachers is made possible thanks to an agreement between the military attache of the Embassy of Taiwan in Tegucigalpa and representatives of the Armed Forces of Honduras. He explained that the Taiwanese teachers would stay in the country for two years, during which the government of Honduras would provide food, lodging and transportation.
"The Mandarin language has a bright future and for that we have officers who serve as interpreters to the work team from mainland China which is constructing the hydroelectric project Patuca III in Honduras", he said...The agreement between the government of Honduras and Sinohydro states that major works for the dam would be completed in October 2013, and it would go into commercial operation in 2014. The new hydroelectric dam will generate 104 megavolts, produced by two Kaplan turbines of 52 megawatts each.