DSWMC Receives Compactor Truck from Japan
The project, funded under the Japan Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) is intended to support the activities of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC).
The project is valued at seventy thousand, four hundred and twenty-five thousand U.S dollars ($70,425).
On February 19th 2013, the Embassy of Japan signed a grant with Mr. Bristol Lawrence, General Manager of DSWMC, who says the Corporation can only witness reduction in waste at the Fond Cole landfill with effective waste diversion and support from the residents.
According to Mr. Bristol Lawrence, General Manager of DSWMC, this project is another step in the right direction in the promotion of the slogan – “Reduce, Reuse, recycle”.
The Corporation hopes to create a new culture change and practice, of waste separation, beginning in educational institutions.
Mt. Lawrence noted that work on the ground seems to be the most challenging.
Today’s completion ceremony however, he noted is just the beginning.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Helen Royer, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health pointed out the impact of non-effective collection of waste and called on every Dominican to make the storage, collection and disposal of recyclable waste of paramount importance.
The outcome, she indicated could result in reduced cases of the dengue and chikingunya disease, as proper sanitation will trim the occurrence of mosquitos creating breeding grounds.
This initiative, taken up by the Government of Dominica, under the slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ is in an effort to further promote a clean and green Dominica.