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New Garbage Truck for Town Council

  In a bid to keep up with development over a couple of months in Nadi, the Nadi Town Council on Wednesday received a new garbage compactor truck worth $179,043
21 Oct 2016 11:00
New Garbage Truck for Town Council
Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala with the new compactor garbage truck in Nadi. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

In a bid to keep up with development over a couple of months in Nadi, the Nadi Town Council on Wednesday received a new garbage compactor truck worth $179,043 from the government of Japan.

Embassy of Japan Chargé d’Affaires Tsuguyoshi Hada, said: “Nadi is known as the tourism town of Fiji and very soon it will become Fiji’s tourism city in 2017.”

He said the project would assist the Government which had already taken a lot of initiative to improve facilities to transition Nadi to a city.

The new developments include the upgrading of the Nadi International Airport, Nadi Municipal Market and the construction of a four-lane highway along the Wailoaloa and Nadi Airport route.

He said this would help alleviate transport and other logistical problems associated with the increased number of international travellers, new boom in businesses and private property subdivisions within the Nadi municipality.

Mr Hada said the increasing work load of the council as the collection of waste had been outsourced to private companies which had been serving the urban and peri-urban areas of Nadi since its establishment in 1947.

“Overall, this will assist further to the council’s collection capacity as the township is set on becoming a city in 2017, ensuring that the surrounding environment remains clean and litter-free through effective waste management,” he said.

He said the project was aligned to Fiji’s Green Growth Framework which was in line with Japan’s Development Co-operation in Fiji.

The project was implemented through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme (GGP).

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment Parveen Bala thanked the Government of Japan for such a boost in assisting the township in it’s focus towards sound practice of its waste management.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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