NDMA supplies dewatering pumps to islands prone to flooding

NDMA supplies dewatering pumps to B. Kendhoo on August 28, 2023. (Photo/NDMA)

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has supplied dewatering pumps to island prone to flooding due to heavy rain.

The dewatering pumps are being supplied as part of NDMA’s flood resilience initiative.

Pumps have been supplied to five islands so far.

The dewatering pumps were handed over to B. Kendhoo, B. Thulhaadhoo, and B. Maalhos on Monday, and to Lh. Naifaru and Lh. Kurendhoo on Tuesday.

NDMA supplies dewatering pumps to Lh. Kurendhoo on August 29, 2023. (Photo/NDMA)

The ceremonies to handover the supplies were attended by Deputy Defense Minister Hussain Zahir, NDMA’s CEO Hisan Hassan, Vice Chief of Defense Force Major General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef, and top officials from the MNDF Northern Area Command.

The MVR 1.4 million flood resilience initiative is aimed at providing resources to 18 islands that lack facilities to build resilience against natural disasters.

NDMA said supplies will be provided to the remaining 13 island soon.