Japan gifts 150 waste carrying vehicles

Japanese government has given about 150 waste carrying vehicles to three city corporations of Bangladesh in order to strengthen the waste management. Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito handed over the keys of these vehicles to Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Tajul Isam at the secretariat in the capital on Sunday.

Then, the minister handed over the keys of these vehicles to the chief executive officers of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Chattogram City Corporation (CCC). Each of the DNCC and the DSCC got 56 vehicles whereas CCC got 38.

In the programme, the LGRD minister urged the Japanese government to continue the cooperation and assistance for Bangladesh. At the handover ceremony, the Minister said, “As a trustworthy friend of Bangladesh, the Japanese government has given 150 waste carrying cars to the three city corporations under the assistance of Tk 77 crore. The capacity of three city corporations’ waste management will be increased for these cars.”

According to Japan, Japan has been cooperating with Bangladesh in various ways to protect the environment. In the last 10 years, they have given 112 vehicles for transporting waste and strengthen the waste management. Local government secretary Helauddin Ahmed presided over the ceremony.

Senior representative of the Bangladesh Office of JICA Ishihara Kawaii, and senior officials of the Japanese Embassy and local government departments, among others were also present.