Following the release of seismic reports into Maldivian waters, the MNOC has revealed its intention to enlist foreign companies to interpret the results and to advertise the country as a potential oil source.
After receiving what it claimed to be contaminated emergency water supplies, the island has yet to receive replacement supplies. The National Disaster Management Center revealed that 34 islands have requested a total of 2,639 tonnes of emergency water this year.
Alifushi Council has said the emergency drinking water supplies sent to the island by the National Disaster Management Center to alleviate a seasonal water shortage contains bacteria and dust.
The “groundbreaking” approach, which utilises excess heat from electricity generation to produce drinking water, could change the way the world looks at desalination, says the CEO of the Aquiva Foundation Florian Bollen.
“I have found their [women's] work, courage, and willpower to be of an amazing level, especially because of how my life turned out to be in the past two or three years,” said Nasheed at Thursday’s ‘Women Rising for Climate Justice’ event. “I am sure you will work to find a solution for this issue…And I believe you can save this world.”
Ecocare Maldives has condemned the government’s plans to build an “economically less viable” airport in Kulhudhufushi, while the government has altered regulations to ensure the “environment will not become challenge for development”.
Amendments to the regulations on dredging islands and lagoons will allow the government to dredge protected areas for development projects on the condition that an area with similar geographical characteristics is designated as protected.
The transport ministry has confirmed that reclamation of the island’s remaining mangrove appeared likely should the Yameen administration’s pledge to build a second airport in the vicinity be fulfilled.
After featuring the opinions of fishermen last week, Minivan News has spoken to the new fisheries minister about the problems facing fishermen, and the government’s plans for the industry.