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Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management Phase ΙΙ (J-PRISM ΙΙ) Kick Off Meeting

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13th April, 2017 The Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management Phase ΙΙ (J-PRISM ΙΙ) Kick Off Meeting commenced today, Thursday the 13th of April 2017 at the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.

The objective of the meeting was to officiate the implementation of J-PRISM ΙΙ in Tonga and to discuss the project documentation, share experiences and note what is relevant to Tonga.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni briefly on his welcoming remarks thanked the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other relevant stakeholders for their continuous efforts in ensuring a clean and healthy environment for Tonga.

Mr Yoshiura, JICA representative on his opening speech mentioned that as far as solid waste management is concerned, Tonga is a role model for other Pacific countries to learn from.  He also added the importance of working together to ensure the successful implementation of the Project.

J-PRISM ΙΙ follows J-PRISM Ι by providing technical assistance to the Pacific region in order to strengthen capacity for sustainable solid waste management through implementation of the Regional Cleaner Pacific 2025.

The Project will focus on strengthening the human and institutional capacity of the Waste Authority Limited (WAL) while extending their services to the Outer Islands.  The duration of the Project is for 5 years.

The meeting was chaired by Mr Paula Ma’u, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) with representatives from JICA, WAL, Ministry of Health and MEIDECC.

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Issued by the: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Communications & Climate Change

 

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