Japanese Gov’t and Fuvahmulah City Council Sign Grant Contract for Composting Machine

The Grant Contract for “The Project for Provision of  Composting Machine to Fuvahmulah Island, Gnaviyani Atoll” under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects scheme was signed between Her Excellency Mrs. TAKEUCHI Midori, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, and Mr. Ismail Rafeeq, Mayor of  Fuvahmulah City Council. It was exchanged at the ceremony held at the Local Government  Authority today. 

Under the terms of the Grant Contract, the Government of Japan has committed a grant of One hundred and six thousand nine hundred and sixty US Dollars (USD106,960), (equivalent to Maldivian Rufiyya 1.65 million) for the provision of a composting machine.  

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With the implementation of this project, the Fuvahmulah City Council will be able to reduce waste ending up in dumpsites by composting organic waste and reduce dependency on imported soil by providing composted soil for farming and home gardening. The Waste  Management Corporation Limited (WAMCO) will support the Council in implementing this project. 

The GGP is part of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) implemented by the Embassy of Japan in Maldives in order to empower people at the grassroots level. Since  1996, the GGP has been implemented in broad areas such as education, environment, health,  transportation and energy in order to contribute to the sustainable development of the Maldives. 

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