This is part of the 2018 Capital Budget as a commitment to a cleaner environment and smart solid waste management within the city.
Mayor Cr. Andrew Mua during the handing over said the new trucks will improve the demand of the services provided by the Council.
“These new machines will help to keep up with the demand from our communities to provide better services in waste management.
“Financially we have to work within our means to afford the trucks,” Mua added.
He urges the public to respect the trucks and work together with the Council for the betterment of the City.
“On the same note I would like to thank the Friends of the City for the continuous good work in cleaning the City,” he added.
Mayor Mua also acknowledged the office of the City Clerk, Treasurer and Director of Works to agree with the Governance to procure the new trucks.
Speaking on behalf of the Works Division Chairman Robert Oge thanked the Mayor, Governance and Management for the commitment.
“These new trucks will help to provide and improve quality services to the public and I thank everyone involved for the support in the process of procuring it,” he said.
He further appeals to the public to work together with the Council to properly dispose wastes at proper locations allocated for collections.
The new specialized compactor and skip bin trucks are part of the larger efforts and plans to keep Honiara city environmentally clean.
The two new trucks now bring a total of five waste collection vehicles in the fleet of the Works Division.
- HCC Press Unit