Environment Minister Aminath Shauna said on Wednesday that about 60% of waste management issues in the Maldives will be resolved by 2024.
She made the remark during the launch of the Greater Male’ Waste-to-Energy Project on Wednesday morning. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih officially launched the project.
Shauna stated during the ceremony that the objective of the massive waste management initiative was to turn garbage into a source of revenue.
According to the environment minister, the project would treat 500 tones of trash per day in Thilafushi, together with a facility capable of producing 8 to 8.5 megawatts of power.
Shauna stated that the waste management system built as part of the project will be comprehensive and sustainable, and that it will ensure the preservation of the Maldives’ oceans as well as the implementation of sustainable waste management procedures.
The project will be the largest environmental contract in Maldives history, Shauna added.