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Partnership boosts Nasinu clean-up

Nasinu is the biggest municipality in the country and people are still mov­ing into the area every day. The daily influx of people is providing the added challenge to Nasinu
19 Feb 2018 11:00
Partnership boosts Nasinu clean-up
Company director, Elvin Kumar (left) with Nasinu Town Council workers. Photo: Lusiana Tuimaisala

Nasinu is the biggest municipality in the country and people are still mov­ing into the area every day.

The daily influx of people is providing the added challenge to Nasinu Town Council as it tries its best to accommodate the needs of its ratepayers.

Some of the services it provides, like rub­bish collection, are outsourced to private sec­tor operators.

One such contractor is A Kumar Transport, which has been in partnership with the coun­cil for the past nine years. He uses three of five trucks in his fleet for the Nasinu opera­tions.

The other two are contracted to Suva City Council.

The Fiji Sun met workers from this com­pany while clearing the rubbish at Balgovind Road, in Nadawa, last week.

Company director Elvin Kumar said: “Nas­inu is a big area and rubbish piles up every day.

“We only clear green waste, kitchen gar­bage and other things we see on the road side.

“We have to clear the rubbish every six days in the Nasinu area.

“I’m happy to work with the council in the clearing of rubbish. And the council is doing a great job.”

He said health hazards nowadays were rife.

“We’re doing our job to make ratepayers happy all the time,’’ Mr Kumar said.

Mr Kumar said his contract was renewed every two years.

He said all the rubbish they collected was of­floaded at Naboro Landfill. On a typical day, his workers would take away 10-20 tonnes of rubbish.

He said the he was thankful to the council for providing the dumpsters which makes their work easier

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

Feedback: lusiana.tuimaisala@fijisun.com.fj



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