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» Japan provides Garbage Compacter Truck to Lami Town Council

Embargo: Wednesday, 14th February 2007, 03.00 p.m

The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to the health and environment sector, which benefits the citizens of the Fiji Islands. The Lami Town Council will receive a new waste disposal compactor truck funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Charge d’affaires, Mr. Kenji Miyata, will represent H. E. Masashi Namekawa, the Ambassador of Japan, in the official handover of the new garbage compactor truck to the representative of the Lami Town Council at 3.00p.m on Wednesday, 14 February, 2007 at the Lami Town Council office.

The new garbage truck worth US$78,087 (approx. F$131,000.00), will be used for the sanitary and safe cartage of household refuse from town area to the Naboro landfill site. It is anticipated that this project would encourage community participation in promoting clean and healthy environment.

Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Fiji and is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level. The GGP programme is specifically designed to address basic human needs, which include water supply, health, basic education, vocational training, sanitary environment and rural infrastructure. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties currently enjoyed by the governments and the peoples of Fiji Islands and Japan.