Male, Maldives – Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Zhang Lizhong has signed an agreement of USD 11.8 million to establish desalination plants in five islands across the country, on Monday.
Under the agreement which was signed with the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, micro-grid seawater desalination facilities will be established in:
- Kaashidhoo, Kaafu Atoll
- Olhuvelifushi, Lhaviyani Atoll
- Kelaa, Haa Alif Atoll
- Alifushi, Raa Atoll
- Dhaandhoo, Gaafu Alif Atoll
Ambassador Lizhong expressed eagerness to cooperate with the Maldivian government on additional development projects in the future
I welcome the signing of the Implementation Contract for China-Aided Project on Micro-grid Seawater Desalination in Maldives. Sincere appreciation to the Chinese govt. for this project which I’m confident will improve the livelihoods of the island communities. https://t.co/CfFOB25DX8
— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) August 10, 2020
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid extended his gratitude to the Chinese government for the aid towards the development of Maldivian livelihoods.
The government of China has continued to extend bilateral assistance amid Maldives’ attempts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the pandemic.
Source: The Edition