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EU Pacific aids totals $124m

Friday, February 09, 2018

Update: 2:20PM A TOTAL of FJ$124million was today invested into four financing agreements to promote sustainable waste management, adapt climate change plans and improve public financial management and governance in the Pacific.

The European Union (EU) director Pierre Amilhat signed three financing agreements with the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and regional authorising officer Dame Meg Taylor and a financing agreement with the Tuvalu national authorising officer Iona Talavai in Suva today.

"The signature of these programs reinforces once again the excellent partnership between the European Union and the Pacific," said Mr Amilhat.

An allocation of FJ$43million was provided to address issues relating to health and wellbeing, marine litter and biodiversity conservation in the region.

Also FJ$37million was given by EU to help the region adapt its plans and strategies towards climate change, FJ$27million to improve governance and strengthen national finance systems in the region and a specific allocation of FJ$17million to implement Tuvalu's Integrated Waste Policy.

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