Addu waste management facility will be completed by 2022: Minister Hussain

Signing ceremony between Maldives government and Korean company. | Photo: Mihaaru

Addu City, Maldives — The Environment Minister of Maldives, Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan informed that the waste management facility’s service in the two southernmost atolls, Addu City and Fuvahmulah will be complete in the upcoming year, 2022.

While speaking at the people’s parliament today, Minister Hussain Rasheed informed that the waste management facility project started by the government will be complete by the end of the upcoming year, 2022.

The waste management project between Addu City and Fuvahmulah by the government is MVR 246 million worth project where the government had assigned the Lotus Joint Venture Company of South Korea to establish a waste management facility.

Under this project,  Lotus would design, supply and install the equipment needed for the waste management facility in the area. With this done, the Waste Energy Plant established in Addu would generate 1.5 Megawatts of electricity per hour, out of which 1 Megawatt would be utilized by Fenaka Power House and the remaining 500 Kilowatt will go to the facility.

Minister Hussain Rasheed has informed that due to the electricity produced from the waste, the electricity in both of the cities will get cheaper.