The Dominican Office of the National Authorising Officer for the European Development Fund (ONAOEDF) recently presented a 4-ton dump truck to the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC). Cozier Frederick, Minister for the Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Upliftment, Constituency Empowerment, Carleen Roberts, and Mr Florian Mitchel, General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, were present at the event on February 1st, 2023.
The European Union and the Commonwealth of Dominica’s government’s ongoing relationship allowed for vehicle delivery. To collect rubbish and lessen the pollution on the island, the vehicle will help the DSWMC. The island must remain pristine and lush.
Because it can severely affect the environment and human health, waste management is a significant concern for the island of Dominica. The DSWMC will benefit from improved trash management and sanitation on the island thanks to the new tipping truck.
The European Union set up a financial scheme known as the European Development Fund (EDF) to aid developing nations in their campaigns to fight poverty and advance sustainable development. As the principal point of communication between the EDF and the Dominican government, the Office of the National Authorising Officer for the EDF serves as that entity.
Continual assistance for the island, including the provision of the dump truck, has been made possible thanks to the collaboration between the European Union and the Commonwealth of Dominican government. This assistance demonstrates the parties’ shared commitment to enhancing Dominica’s citizens’ quality of life and fostering sustainable development.
Cozier Frederick, Dominica’s Minister for Environment, lauded the cooperation between the Commonwealth of Dominica government and the European Union, stating it has resulted in notable gains for the island. He thanked the European Union for its ongoing support and the tipping truck.
Carleen Roberts, the National Authorizing Officer for the EDF, underlined the significance of waste management in fostering sustainable development. According to her, the DSWMC would benefit greatly from the new tipper truck, enabling them to manage waste on the island more effectively.
Mr Florian Mitchel, the general manager of Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, expressed gratitude to the EU and ONAOEDF for the tipper truck. To manage waste and keep the island clean and green, he said, would be a huge benefit to the firm.
As part of the cooperation between the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the European Union, the tipper truck was given to the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation. This is a significant step in fostering sustainable development on the island. The company’s use of the new truck will help maintain the island clean and safe while also managing waste. The Dominican people continue to experience improvements thanks to the relationship between the European Union and the Dominican administration.