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European Union Supplies Bins For Cleaner Suva City

  Intervention and commitment go hand in hand when managing your waste, says the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment Joshua Wycliffe. Mr Wycliffe handed over
03 Aug 2018 10:00
European Union Supplies Bins For Cleaner Suva City
From left: The Acting Head of Delegation of the EU for the Pacific Corrado Pampaloni, Special Administrator of Suva City Council, Chandu Umaria, and the Permanent Secretary, for Local Government, Joshua Wycliffe at the handing-over of the four new re-cycling waste bins to the Suva City Council at Albert Park, Suva on August 2, 2018. Photo: Sheenam Chandra

 

Intervention and commitment go hand in hand when managing your waste, says the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment Joshua Wycliffe.

Mr Wycliffe handed over six waste recycle bins from the European Union acting head of delegation to the Suva City Council at the Albert Park yesterday.

Mr Wycliffe said the provision of waste recycle bins provided an intervention for the public to involve themselves in promoting a clean Suva.

“We (Fijian Government, SCC and EU) take it seriously to look at the interventions however great or small, meaningful or direct towards providing intervention to issues like thesem,” Mr Wycliffe said.

“This is so our visitors and general citizenry will not just benefit, but also appreciate the cleanliness of the city.

“More than a million dollars have been allocated in the Government’s National Budget to beautify cities,”.

“Money is set aside to research, explore and establish innovative solutions not only to pick up waste, but also create profitable by-products out of waste management,” he added.

Mr Wycliffe said these recycle bins would raise awareness, responsibility and accountability in the minds of Fijian citizens.

In addition, the European Union for the Pacific acting head of delegation Corrado Pampaloni said that recycling was one of the few tangible things for anyone to start to minimizse environmental impact.

“Recycling also reduces the load on our country’s landfill by reusing the materials instead of throwing them away,” Mr Pampaloni said said.

“By donating this bins to the SCC, it is EU’s act of commitment to a cleaner environment and smart waste management in Suva City.”

The four bins worth $6000 were made by Hi-Tech Builders from Lami.

It was custom-made to withstand harsh, tropical environment and last long.

There are plans also in progress to provide recycle bins in Nasinu.

Edited by Percy Kean

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