Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced the delivery of 138 trucks to Sudan and the Maldives through a Japanese Government grant program known as Official Development Assistance (ODA). These trucks, including 60 medium-duty FUSO Fighters for Sudan and 78 light-duty FUSO Canters for the Maldives, are intended to enhance waste management and environmental conditions, contributing to the achievement of waste-related Sustainable Development Goals in both countries.


Addressing Waste Management Challenges in Sudan

Sudan's rapid population growth, especially in urban regions, has resulted in a notable surge in waste accumulation. To address this challenge, 60 specially equipped medium-duty FUSO Fighters will be deployed to enhance waste management efforts as part of the "Clean Cities Platform for Africa" project. This initiative, proposed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is aimed at attaining waste-related sustainable development goals by 2030. Facilitated as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) grant under an agreement between Sudan and Japan, the project underscores the collaborative efforts between the two nations to combat environmental challenges and promote sustainable urban development in Sudan.

Supporting Sustainable Development in the Maldives

The Maldives, recognized as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), encounters distinctive sustainable development challenges. Comprised of around 1,200 atoll islands in the Indian Ocean, many of these islands still lack adequate waste management systems. The deployment of 78 light-duty FUSO Canters aims to address this issue, reduce pollution, and enhance public health.

Local Partnerships and Training

In Sudan, MFTBC sells light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, as well as Rosa Buses, through its local distributor, DAL MOTOR. DAL MOTOR trained the end users in operating the units. Similarly, in the Maldives, MFTBC sells its vehicles through United Motors Lanka PLC, its local distributor, who also provided training to the end users.

Securing the ODA Grant Contracts

The procurement of 138 units for the two programs was facilitated through contracts with FutureBud International, a Tokyo-based trading company specializing in securing special-purpose vehicles and collaborating with Japan's ODA program. These vehicles, consisting of various configurations such as tailgate lifts, garbage collectors, container carriers, and dumps, were assembled at MFTBC's Kawasaki factory. Following assembly, specialized manufacturers were tasked with installing the cargo bodies to meet the specific requirements of each program. This collaborative effort between MFTBC, FutureBud International, and specialized manufacturers underscores a comprehensive approach to delivering customized vehicles tailored to the needs of the respective programs, thereby contributing to their effectiveness and success.


Mitsubishi Fuso's delivery of trucks to Sudan and the Maldives through the Japanese Government's ODA grant program demonstrates the company's commitment to supporting sustainable development and environmental initiatives in developing countries. By providing specialized vehicles tailored to the specific needs of these nations, MFTBC contributes to improving waste management, reducing pollution, and achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.