Addu City Council has announced that they will be prioritising a waste management programme when drafting the budget for 2015.
The council stated that there is an even higher need for this at present due to the development of guest house tourism in the city.
Addu City Mayor Abdulla Sodiq also reflected on the importance of increasing public awareness on waste management, local media reports.
The council stated that the waste management system they intend to introduce will facilitate the conversion of recycling and the production of fertilisers through the burning of waste.
The council had previously discussed conducting a waste management program in Addu with the assistance of the Ministry of Environment.