Thilafushi lagoon cleared of floating garbage

The lagoon of industrial island Thilafushi has been cleared of floating garbage to allow vessels to enter and dock at the harbour without difficulty, reports Haveeru.

According to a statement by the Thilafushi Corporation yesterday, the cleaning effort was proceeding apace and the corporation expected the lagoon to be completely cleared this week.

The corporation explained that garbage was floating freely because of spillage from barges discharging garbage at the island.

The Male’ City Council’s waste management section has informed the corporation that it would be monitoring garbage disposal at Thilafushi, the press statement revealed.