Environment Minister Aminath Shauna has inaugurated the water systems at R. Maduvvari and B. Dharavandhoo.
Speaking the ceremony held at Maduvvari this morning for the inauguration of the island’s water system – Minister Shauna said that two 55-ton destination plants have been established on the island under the project.
Whilst these plants are capable of producing 110 cubic meters of water per day, a 400-ton water tank have been kept on the island for water storage purposes. Apart from this, a total of 8.6 kilometers of water pipes have been linked in one view.
A 600-ton water tank have also been kept at Maduvvari to store rain water with the aim of decreasing water production costs and maximizing the benefit of natural resources available on the island.
Minister Shauna inaugurated the water system at Dharavandhoo during a special ceremony held on the island this evening.
Speaking at this ceremony, she stressed that the government was assisting the water service regulator and service providers to improve the quality of service provided and strengthening the legal framework pertaining to the sector.
Under Dharavandhoo water system project – two 25-ton destination plants have been established at the island which are capable of producing 50 cubic meters of water per day. A 300-ton water tank has also been kept at the island for water storage purposes and 11.2 kilometers water pipes have been linked in one view.
A 600-ton water tank have also been kept at Dharavandhoo to store rain water. In addition to this, a total of 362 modern water meters have been installed at households and other buildings at the island.
Dharavandhoo water project was carried out with grant assistance from Green Climate Fund and UNDP. The government also covered part of the cost.
The water systems at both islands will run on renewable energy. To provide a sustainable service and to cut production costs – a 25 kilowatt solar penal have also been installed at both islands. This is expected to decrease operational costs by 30 percent.
Work on the water systems at the two islands two be managed by Fenaka Corporation was carried out by Canadian Water Crystalline India Limited.