Pres. inaugurates sewerage project in reclaimed suburbs

The installation of water and sewerage systems in Phase two of reclaimed Hulhumale' suburbs has officially commenced.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih inaugurated the project at a special function held at the Phase Two area on Thursday morning,

The installation of water and sewerage systems in Hulhumale' Phase two is the largest project to be undertaken by Male' Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC) in the Maldives. While the project is expected to be completed by end of 2020, the project costing US$ 15 million is targeted for a population of 160,000 people, revealed MWSC.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih assured that water and sewerage systems will be installed in all islands of the Maldives during his five year term, with the project being implemented in Huhumale' being part of the mega-project.

"By the end of next year, when people start settling in Hulhumale' Phase two, every household in this community will have access to clean drinking water and sewerage system. Hulhumale' Phase Two is being developed for a target population of 160,000 people. Around 26,500 households will exist in this area. The project being implemented to install water and sewerage systems here is the biggest project being undertaken by MWSC to date", said the President.

The president further revealed that the project will be implemented in such a way that it does not further strain the state budget. All costs of supplies will be covered by Hitachi Capital company of Japan, and the remaining costs of the project will be arranged by MWSC itself, said President Solih.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Managing Drector of MWSC Adam Azim and Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Suhail Ibrahim insert a sewerage pipe into a dug path to kick off the project during Thursday's ceremony.