The Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Honourable Premila Kumar, yesterday handed over a brand new 9 ton Isuzu Compactor Truck to the Nadi Town Council.

Whilst handing over the truck, the Minister said Nadi Town was going through rapid urbanization and population growth where waste collection can be very challenging when the right vehicle is not there.

“To support solid waste management services, the Fijian Government has invested in a 9-ton compactor truck to be used by Nadi Town Council to service the extended boundary now that rural local authority comes under Nadi Town Council.  This new fleet is expected to improve the services provided to the people of Nadi,” said Honourable Kumar.  

The Minister further added that Nadi Town Council recently undertook a boundary extension exercise and the truck donation is timely, as it will provide the services needed in these extended areas.

“We all must work together with the aim, to continuously improve service delivery to all our stakeholders. I request that you put it to good use, look after it well and ensure that it is well maintained at all times,” elaborated Honourable Kumar. The 9 ton Isuzu Compactor Truck, which is valued at $240,000, is the second compactor Truck for Nadi Town Council.

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