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» Japan provides Garbage Truck to Rabi Island Council

Embargo: Monday, 5th March 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 Rabi Island Council will receive a new waste disposal truck funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Masashi Namekawa, will officially handover the new garbage truck to the Chairman of the Rabi Island Council at 3.00p.m on Monday, 5th March, 2007 in Suva.

The new garbage truck worth US$31,015.00 (approx.F$52,000.00), will be used for the sanitary and safe cartage of household refuse from town area to the dumping 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.