WAMCO fined by MVR 1 million

Transporting waste to Thilafushi via Maldives. | Photo via Avas

Malé, Maldives — The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Waste Management Corporation Limited (WAMCO) for continuously disposing waste into the lagoon areas of Maldives.

EPA informed that they have taken action against WAMCO for disposing waste several times into the lagoons of Maldives during WAMCO’s process of transporting garbage from capital Male’ and its reclaimed suburb Hulhumale, to the landfill island of Thilafushi.

Despite EPA’s repeating warnings, WAMCO continued to put waste into the lagoons. This is why EPA stated that they have fined WAMCO with a total of MVR 1,128,750 under the Waste Management Regulation (2013/R-58).

WAMCO currently offers waste disposal services only in the city areas of Maldives. They are Male’ area, and Fuvahmulah City and Addu City in the south of Maldives.

Although WAMCO was established in 2009 specifically for waste management, the company was operationalised to provide a sustainable waste management solution throughout the country in 2015.