20 Feb 2017

Japan gives Nauru tugboats and equipment

1:57 pm on 20 February 2017

The Japanese government is giving two new tugboats and aquaculture equipment to Nauru.


Nauru Photo: Supplied/ @ChrisTrott

The aid is worth more than $US2.6 million.

The government said the new tugboats would help improve safety and cargo handling capabilities in a country with no natural harbour.

The aquaculture equipment will be used to improve research into Nauru's coastal fish species to ensure sustainable management.

Japan also said it will provide US$49,000 to improve waste management on the small island.