Barana & Guale commended for support

By Ezekiel Talatau

Permanant Secretary for Ministry of Environment, Melchior Mataki help in planting the tree to mark the world environment day at Barana.

THE Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management, Dr Melchior Mataki thanked Barana community and the Guadalcanal province supporting SPREP’s initiative to create a nature community park.

He said these types of development shows Guadalcanal province’s ambition to protect and promote sustainable natural resources management in the provincial and community level.

He said in 2011, Honiara produced 2000 tonnes of waste.

The SPREP project here in Barana is part and parcel of the government to promote environmental management and sustainable natural resources throughout the country.

Mataki stated that the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster management and Meteorology (MECDM) has an on-going project to rehabilitate and clean the Mataniko River.

Mataki further stated that there is a new strategies control on waste management and pollution that have been endorsed by the cabinet included policy direction to address plastic pollution.

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