Japanese Government through its embassy in Honiara has approved more than $600,000.00 to construct an administration and training office building at Ranadi Dump Site, East Honiara.
Speaking during a signing ceremony in Honiara today, Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya says the assistance is one of the priority areas under Japanese Grassroots and Human Security Scheme in the country.
Ambassador Kimiya says he believes the project stands to benefit all Honiara City residents – by providing better hygienic environment and improvement of public service including collection of general waste.
Meanwhile, Honiara City clerk Charles Kelly has told local reporters after the ceremony that Honiara City Council has assured the Japanese Government of its commitment to successfully develop the project.
“I assured him that we will be accountable in proper reporting because these are public funds from the Government of Japan and also likewise it is always the responsibility of the host, which is the Council for this matter and I think the assurance of that is that we will properly do it so that we continue to have a good dialogue and a good partnership and friendship with the Japanese Government.”
SIBC News understands the project aims to improve the working environment for landfill staff and raise awareness about the importance of waste management through training courses.