Nasinu receives two brand-new garbage compactor trucks

Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura and Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar inspects the new garbage truck after the handover ceremony at Nasinu Mulitpurpose Court today. Picture: JONA KONATACI

WASTE management is not only about sanitation, hygiene and disease control, it is also for preserving and protecting our environment.

Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Fiji Masahiro Omura said this while handing over two brand-new garbage compactor trucks to the the Ministry of Minister for Industry Trade and Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development.

The Government of Japan provided assistance worth $449,542  for the procurement of the two 9 tonne garbage compactor trucks.

Mr Omura said Fiji, since its COP23 presidency, played a leading role in this area.

Minister for Industry Trade and Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar then handed over the trucks to the Nasinu Town Council.

Mrs Kumar said the Fijian Government’s commitment to a clean environment means it focuses on the correct collection and disposal of waste

“The Fijian Government recognizes the need to create a cleaner environment and waste free public spaces,” Mrs Kumar said.

“Every community wants an environment free of rubbish.”

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