Huraa powerhouse management handed over to Fenaka

Management of K. Huraa’s powerhouse has been handed over to Fenaka Corporation Limited. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Naail Hussain)

After 34 years, the management of K. Huraa’s powerhouse has been handed over to Fenaka Corporation Limited.

The handover was done during a special ceremony held in Huraa.

In addition to the powerhouse, in the ceremony, Fenaka was granted management of water and sewerage in the island as well.

Moreover, the current employees of the powerhouse were given documents of employment from Fenaka by the company’s Managing Director Ahmed Saeed Mohamed.

Speaking at the event, the President of Huraa Council Eesa Ahmed said that the Decentralization Act mandates the island council to provide arrangements for electricity. Hence, he noted that tonight they were able to ensure something that is mandatory for the council to provide arrangements for.

He also expressed hope for equality in hiring employees by Fenaka.

“I believe there will be no political conditions when Fenaka is hiring employees. There should be that opportunity no matter which party of whose child it is.”

Eesa also noted that after years of the powerhouse being managed by the council and citizens of the island, they finally have a solution for it.

In 1987, electricity was provided to Huraa for the first time with the hard work of the residents of the island. Although it started with a 10-kilowatt generator, with the combined effort of the council and people, it was upgraded four times, highlighed the council.

Feneka stated that their aim is to provide electricity in Huraa to the same standard as any other island, with a complete powerhouse, office building and strong network to provide electricity. The company has targeted to complete the MVR 27 million project within ten days.

Moreover, Fenaka stated that within the year, modern upgrades for the island's water and sewerage system will commence, and assured that the island will be provided with clean water.

Under this project, within the next 10 months, a 250-tonne aro capacitor will be installed with a 3,000-tonne water storage facility. A total of MVR 21 million will be spent on this, said Fenaka.

The company revealed additional plans to create drinking water storage facilities and to provide 18-litre reusable bottles for water dispensers before year-end.