The United States Government will provide US$7.1 million towards an integrated water resource system on Lhaviyani Hinnavaru and Haa alif Dhihdhoo islands, a project with an estimated total cost of US$7.5 million.
Facilities of the US Department of Energy have joined forces with 15 other countries to examine an equatorial weather phenomenon in the Maldives. The project is expected to bring new insight to climate change regionally and world-wide.
“The Maldives is a unique place for game fishing because it can appeal to the angler and the angler’s wife. While the angler goes fishing, there are lots of things for the wife and family to enjoy as well. It’s another feather in the tourism hat,” says Maldives Game Fishing Association (MGFA) ahead of competition.
Solar energy is being considered as a primary resource in cutting carbon emissions, but environmental organizations are suggesting hybrid systems to cut transport vehicle emissions. The list includes using water temperature differences and bringing back the sail.
The Ministry of Economic Development places its faith in solar to provide 80 percent of electricity needs for island communities, although acknowledges that storage is a concern.
Maldivian media outlets this morning published as fact a satirical Telegraph news blog citing “unconfirmed rumours” that the 14th edition of the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World will omit the Maldives, Tuvalu, “and major parts of Bangladesh” as a statement on global warming.
‘The Island President’ has beaten 24 other documentaries to come first in the ‘People’s Choice’ category at the world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It is expected to show in the Maldives later this year.
The Maldives is to install a series of high-tech, solar-powered ‘Clever Bins’ along the northern shoreline of Male’, the first public bins in the capital.
Representatives at this year’s Maldives Association of Construction Industry Build Expo said turnout was low, but new products and growing demand will draw more sales.