An agreement has been signed to establish a sanitation facility in Laamu Gan, local media has reported.
Ministry of Environment and Energy’s State Minister Abdul Matheen Mohamed signed the agreement with Male’ Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) Mohamed Ahmed Didi.
The project, which is funded with loan aid from French Development Agency, is to be completed within 18 months of the signing date of the agreement.
“Today we have signed an agreement with MWSC to implement the work to establish a sanitation facility in Laamu Gan. This is a project worth MVR 85 million (US$5.5 million).
Funding for the project was obtained from France with the assistance of the French government,” Matheen was quoted as saying in Sun Online.
Working papers on the need for more regional training of medical staff, as well as overcoming nutrition, sanitation and efficiency issues will be presented to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) by the Maldives Health Ministry this week.
With a meeting of SAARC health ministers and secretaries taking place at the Maldives’ Paradise island Resort between Tuesday April 10 to Thursday April 12, local media reports that providing greater opportunities for medical training across South Asia is seen as a key focus for the country’s authorities. A total of four working papers will be presented by Maldives health authorities during the talks.
The Ministry of Health and Family has stated that representatives from all SAARC members nations with the exception of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be in attendance at the talks.