Maalhos waste management center upgrading project contracted
Ministry of Environment and Energy yesterday (Monday) contracted Thashisha Private Limited with upgrading of the waste management center established in Baa atoll Maalhos to manage waste at the island level.
The contract was signed at a ceremony at the Ministry by Minister Thoriq Ibrahim and the company’s Director Hussain Shifan.
The project is worth MVR 591,139 (USD 38,335) and has to be completed in three months.
The centre set up in Maalhos early last month is one of the Ministry’s successful efforts to manage waste in an environmentally friendly manner. Once the upgrading project is complete, the center will operate according to the Government’s excepted standards, the Ministry said.
The center aims to dispose of waste to the maximum extent possible before transferring whatever remains to be disposed in Raa atoll Vandhoo which has a center that caters to waste management at the regional level.
The Ministry yesterday also contracted an Indian company to construct a ‘kolhu vetti’ waste collection marine vessel to transport garbage to Vandhoo from Baa, Noonu, Raa and Lhaviyani atolls.
Vijai Marine Services was handed over an MVR 645,000 (USD 41,828) project to construct the vessel.
The company has to construct in five months the vessel which measures 30 meters and has a capacity to carry 200 tonnes of waste.
Thoriq said that next month, testing of incinerators will begin at Vandhoo.