An agreement has been signed between the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology and German company Fichtner to conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of Hazardous Waste and Chemicals Management System in the Greater Male' Region.
The study is being carried out with the financial assistance of the Global Environment Facility under its 2020 project, 'Eliminating Persistent Organic Pollutants Through Sound Management of Chemicals'.
The contract was signed on behalf of Fichtner by its Executive Director Alexander Bohm, and Environment Minister Aminath Shauna signed the contract on behalf of the Maldives government. The contract price is MVR 1.6 million, and a period of six months has been granted to complete the work. The scope of the study is to conduct a technical and financial feasibility study for exploring the possibility of the establishment and sustainable operation of an interim storage.