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Embassy Of Japan, Carpenters Support Ministry Of Health

The Embassy of Japan in Fiji handed over two cooler trucks to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in Suva yesterday. This assistance worth up to $374,310 was made
26 May 2021 13:00
Embassy Of Japan, Carpenters Support Ministry Of Health
Front left: Embassy of Japan First Secretary Development Co-operation Taisuke Iwano alongside Carpenters director Daniel Whippy during the Carpenters Motors handover of cooler trucks to Ministry of Health. Standing back from left: Ministry of Health staff members Auther Snow, Ravindra Prasad, Litiana Volavola, Carpenters Fiji Limited director retail and marketing, Kunaseelan Sabaratnam and Carpenters Motors brand manager Isuzu Ashwin Kumar at Walu Bay, Suva on May 25 2021. Photo: Leon Lord.

The Embassy of Japan in Fiji handed over two cooler trucks to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in Suva yesterday.

This assistance worth up to $374,310 was made possible by the co-operation between Carpenters Motors and Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects. Embassy of Japan

First Secretary of development co-operation, Taisuke Iwano said this was to strengthen Fiji’s distribution of vaccination.

He said: “We realise COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to Fiji, so these trucks will be used for COVID-19 related activity and for the delivery of regular immunisations.”

“Over the years, through development and economic co-operation, we have built a good relationship with Fiji.

“Which is why the Government of Japan has decided to come on board to help Fiji during this pandemic.”

The two cooler trucks were supplied by Carpenters Motors.

Carpenters Motors brand manager Isuzu, Ashwin Kumar, said the company had been partnering with the Embassy of Japan previously for other projects as well.

“This is a much needed assistance, provided in a timely manner. The trucks have a temperature range from -25 degrees to 25 degrees, and the trucks can carry a bulk of vaccines at once,” he said.

He said each truck had a capacity of nine tonnes.

“The assembling of the units was done under the supervision of Carpenters Motors, along with our local partners: Iceman Fiji Limited and Lincoln Refrigeration Limited.”

 

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