Auki receives a new garbage truck from the Japanese Government
The Government of Japan has delivered a garbage truck worth $650,000 to Malaita Province yesterday to boost waste management efforts in Auki.
The Ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands His Excellency Yasuhiro Morimoto said the Garbage Truck Project was funded by Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Project Scheme following a signing ceremony between the Embassy of Japan and Malaita Provincial Government in November 2020.
“Japan contributed about SBD$650,000 in total to purchase one garbage truck which is used for waste collection in Auki Town,” Ambassador Morimoto said.
The waste management issue in Auki Town is getting serious due to rapid population increase and economic growth.
Therefore, Ambassador Morimoto believed that thr donation will strongly enhance the capacity of the Malaita Provincial Government staff to undertake current and future work operations and keep Auki Town clean in a more efficient way.
“I would like to emphasize that you have started to assume huge responsibility to take good care of this funded vehicle from now.
“I hope that it will be maintained well so that this project will benefit many people in Solomon Islands and be remembered as a symbol of the friendship between the two peoples of Japan and Solomon Islands for many years to come,” Ambassador Morimoto said.
“Under Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Projects Scheme, environmental health is one of the priority areas to address as one the very basic human needs of the people of Solomon Islands.
“The amount of our assistance may be modest.
“However, it expresses the goodwill of the people of Japan, who always appreciate the long-standing friendship and cordial relations between Japan and Solomon Islands.”
Ambasador Morimoto assured the provincial government that Japan is committed to continue its efforts to see more happy faces in many places in the Solomon Islands.
Mr. Suidani was also present at the handover ceremony with other provincial administration officers.
Source. Solomon Star NEWS.