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Japan assistance boosts Recycling Operations in Samoa

APIA, SAMOA – 04 JULY 2023: The Samoa Recycling and Waste Management Association (SRWMA) yesterday received a significant boost with Japan handing over vehicles and equipment to support and enhance recycling activities in Samoa.

Japan’s Ambassador to Samoa, H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke handed the equipment over in the presence of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster, representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, stakeholders and members of the diplomatic corps.

The project was funded through a grant of USD136,859 (approximately SAT345,603.54) under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Group Photo

Group Photo

The reconditioned vehicles were formerly used by Japanese local public organizations and underwent a meticulous reconditioning process to ensure their optimal performance and functionality. Additionally, one dump truck and fork loader previously used in Samoa were included in the handover, further strengthening the ties between the two nations.

According to the Ambassador, “Japan’s commitment to promoting recycling and environmental education is well known, and this initiative is a testament to their dedication. The vehicles provided to SRWMA will significantly enhance collection and recycling activities in Samoa.”

Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects aims to support small-scale projects directly benefitting the grass-roots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the Independent State of Samoa.