Fiji Time: 9:14 AM on Wednesday 25 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Greenie's program impresses

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, July 10, 2014

JICA volunteer Iori Yasuda is making headways in Labasa with his waste management program as schools and corporate bodies show interest to be part of the environment-friendly initiative.

In an interview yesterday, Mr Yasuda who has been a volunteer for the Labasa Town Council over the past five months, said the program was well-received by the community at large.

"I have been conducting presentations to market vendors and students about the need to make use of the waste materials," he said.

"So far, it has progressed well as I have noticed that people are now recycling and re-using such materials.

"I have been working closely with the officials at the municipal market and the Environment Department and they are supporting my program.

"People are now responding positively towards my program, especially in the market.

"Some are practising waste management in their homes as they make their own fertilisers and creative artefacts."

Mr Yasuda said he was thankful to JICA and the council for the opportunity, adding he had not only educated the public on waste management but had also made new friends.

"This is like home for me and I enjoy working with the people here.

"As for my program, I am planning to use the upcoming Vodafone Friendly North Festival and other major events here as a platform to inform people about the importance of using waste materials."

Labasa special administrator Vijay Chand said they had been supporting Mr Yasuda's work, hoping more would benefit from it.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64820.6292
GBP 0.38930.3813
JPY 55.872552.8725
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68380.6508
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49060.4736

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka hits back
  2. Standing ovation
  3. Holy site on a hill
  4. Korovou flames contained
  5. Teacher postings
  6. Probe into alleged rape
  7. Bullets find case
  8. Baber hopes to make Welly his first
  9. Police: Rape culture unacceptable
  10. Social status determined by hard work, PM tells pupils

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. 'On that stage' Sunday (22 Jan)
  3. Gunshot injures officer Saturday (21 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Moving tributes farewell Johns Saturday (21 Jan)
  6. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  7. No refund notice illegal Sunday (22 Jan)
  8. Marriott at Momi begins recruitment Sunday (22 Jan)
  9. Roko Tupou steps down Monday (23 Jan)
  10. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)