President Waheed inaugurates water desalination plant on Dhuvaafaru

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has inaugurated a water desalination plant on the island of Dhuvaafaru yesterday (April 13) as part of an ongoing tour of developments across North Maalhosmadulu Atoll.

The plant, which will be operated by the Male’ Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC), is claimed to be the first of an unspecified number of new high-tech facilities that will be established in the coming years to provide islanders with drinkable water, according to the president.

In a statement posted on the President’s Office website, Dr Waheed said that providing drinking water to some 60 islands annually came at a “huge expense” to the state, despite what he claimed was a “good amount” of rainfall in the country each year.