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World Bank to give USD17 mln for waste management in Maldives

Cleaning up a landfill in an island. PHOTO/MIHAARU

Cleaning up a landfill in an island. PHOTO/MIHAARU

The World Bank Group has decided to provide USD 17.5 million (MVR 269 million) as aid to the Maldives for waste management.

In a statement, World Bank announced that its board of directors made the decision Friday to grant USD 17.5 million for waste management projects in various regions of the archipelago. World Bank stated that the aid is to be used for six years to dispose and manage waste via environment-friendly procedures.

The statement did not specify the regions where the aid is to be utilised.

World Bank’s statement also cited the group’s country manager for the Maldives that the island nation has good policies for waste management. The manager noted that President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has included waste management as one of his major policies.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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