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  • Hulhumalé water supply cut off after damage to main supply pipe
No fall back for disaster of this magnitude: President Yameen thumbnail

No fall back for disaster of this magnitude: President Yameen

“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.


Government seeks US$20 million in donations to repair Malé’s desalination plant thumbnail

Government seeks US$20 million in donations to repair Malé’s desalination plant

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 to return to Maldives as water crisis enters third day thumbnail

President Yameen to return to Maldives as water crisis enters third day

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.


Indian aircraft arrives to ease Malé water crisis thumbnail

Indian aircraft arrives to ease Malé water crisis

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.


Malé water supply cut after fire at MWSC thumbnail

Malé water supply cut after fire at MWSC

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.


5,530 trained in Maldives’ largest ever ICT programme thumbnail

5,530 trained in Maldives’ largest ever ICT programme

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.


HRCM urges state to address needs of disabled, government launches programmes to improve services thumbnail

HRCM urges state to address needs of disabled, government launches programmes to improve services

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.


FAM denounces FIFA decision on normalisation committee thumbnail

FAM denounces FIFA decision on normalisation committee

Football Association of Maldives has denounced the normalisation committee appointed by FIFA to revise the association and organise fresh elections.


FIFA appoint normalisation committee to revise FAM laws and organise elections thumbnail

FIFA appoint normalisation committee to revise FAM laws and organise 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.


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