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Japan Extends Grassroots Project

The villagers of Visama, Nakelo, in Tailevu will soon have a proper foot bridge that will help people cross safely. This was after the Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura, on behalf
13 Dec 2018 11:19
Japan Extends Grassroots Project

The villagers of Visama, Nakelo, in Tailevu will soon have a proper foot bridge that will help people cross safely.

This was after the Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura, on behalf of the Japanese government, signed a contract worth $175,870 for its construction.

Visama Village Development Committee chairperson Timoci Bai said that so far two people have lost their lives while crossing the foot bridge.

“This foot-bridge is dangerous for the villagers especially for pregnant mothers because the bridge can be slippery to cross at times,” said Mr Bai.

“We cannot keep on using the foot bridge and losing the precious lives of our villagers. We were in need of a foot bridge to transport items back and forth and to make our work easier,” he said.

Mr Bai said the villagers had to cut a coconut tree regularly to make the foot bridge.

In the Northern Division, the Labasa Town Council will receive a nine tonne garbage compactor truck to provide services for solid waste collection to include the peri-urban and informal sectors.

The Japanese Ambassador said the Council had strived to provide an excellent garbage collection services, the demand has proven to be challenging for the Council’s limited manpower and garbage collection fleet.

“The nine tonne compactor truck will improve the services of the Council by efficiently collecting kitchen and household waste in a timely manner,” he said.

“The project is part of our continued commitment in assisting municipal councils in Fiji to create cleaner and healthier environment for their communities.”

Another school which benefited from the Japanese grant is Navuakece District School that serves the communities of Waitabolo, Naterumai, Waisere, Savuna and Nasaua in Naitasiri.

The school has 177 students and has turned down many requests from parents wishing to enrol their children into the school due to classroom space shortage.

“Through formalisation of the project today, the school will benefit from the construction of three classrooms,” said Mr Omura.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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