The Ministry of Environment has on Monday contracted the state enterprise Maldives Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) to build water and sewerage systems in three islands – Mulah and Dhiggaru in Meemu Atoll and Maamigili in Alif Dhaalu Atoll.
The Environment Ministry stated that the main objective behind contracting the work to MWSC was to bring down the expenses that the state will need to spend on the projects, stating that the move saved 20 percent of the total cost.
The ministry further stated that physical work on the projects is expected to begin within a week from today.
MWSC stated that they have planned to complete the work in a period of 18 months. They further revealed that a total of MVR140 million (US$9 million) is estimated to be spent on the project.