“We did not have any fall back plan for any disaster of this magnitude. However, we have done extremely hard work to try and bring the situation back to normal,” said Yameen.
The President’s Office has assured that supplies of water are sufficient, though the provision of 24 hour running water to every house in the capital will be impossible until the desalination plant is fully repaired.
President Yameen will cut short his trip to Malaysia as the defence minister reveals that it may take between three days and a week for normal services to resume.
The foreign ministry has reported that Sri Lanka, China, and the United States have all offered assistance as India delivers 100 tonnes of water to ease the crisis which government officials say could continue for up to five days.
MWSC has has supply will be resumed for one hour periods at 8pm and 8am tomorrow. The defence minister has declared the situation a disaster, while local media reports long queues forming outside shops for water.
The ‘Technology for the Future of the Next Gen’ project – conducted with US$5.3 million in Indian over the past three years – delivered ICT training to one out of every three Maldivian teachers as well as and 2500 youngsters.
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities the HRCM suggested disabled people were facing discrimination, while the government launched schemes to improve access to medical services and travel.
Football Association of Maldives has denounced the normalisation committee appointed by FIFA to revise the association and organise fresh elections.
The decision follows the collapse of September’s Football Association of Maldives conference, with subsequent resignations making it impossible to reach a decision-making quorum, explained FIFA.