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Grant for LCC

Vilimaina Naqelevuki
Thursday, February 08, 2018

THE Lautoka City Council received a grant of $161,009 on Monday from the Government of Japan to assist in the purchasing of a five-ton garbage truck.

The council's current fleet had suffered considerable damage because of the heavy demand of waste collection of approximately 20 tonnes per day.

The grant was given by Japan's ambassador to Fiji, Masahiro Omura to Lautoka City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra at a signing ceremony in Suva.

Mr Omura said Japan had implemented a regional cooperation project titled Promotion of Regional Institute on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries (J-PRISM) which Fiji had been a part of since 2008.

"I am happy to mention that from 2008 to 2012, Japan specifically implemented a project for Fiji, focusing on promoting the reduce, re-use, recycle concept in Lautoka and Nadi," Mr Omura said.

Mr Nakauvadra said the grant assistance complimented the Japanese Government's promotion of proper solid waste management in all the councils.

"This compliments what they have been doing in promoting proper solid waste management in all municipals, particularly for Lautoka City Council," Mr Nakauvadra said.

The Government of Japan had provided the grant through its Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects program.

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