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Page added on May 16, 2012

MDP condemns frequent power interruptions in Malé

The ousted Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has condemned frequent power interruptions in Malé and has claimed the interruptions resulted from two foreign companies involved in power upgrade withdrawing from the Maldives after the controversial transfer of power on February 7.

However, CEO of State Electric Company Ltd (STELCO) Zaid Mohamed has told Minivan News that Germany-based MAN SE and Denmark’s SAMCO companies only left the country for 10 days following the change of government, but returned to the Maldives to continue work on the Fourth Power Development Project.

Daily power cuts result from a delay in completing the Fourth Power project which will add two generators, each capable of producing eight megawatts of electricity, to the company’s functioning 17 generators, STELCO has previously said .

The fourth power project was scheduled to be completed by December 2011, but will now be completed by the end of May, Zaid said.

The MDP in a statement on Wednesday expressed concern over damage to household electric appliances from unscheduled power outages. The party has also claimed the new President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan intends to reduce electricity subsidies to the public.

Meanwhile, Indian media IBN Live has reported that President Waheed asked for Indian investment in providing electricity services during a meeting with Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan during Waheed’s recent trip to India.

Waeed told the Governor “electricity is a major problem in Maldives and said power companies from India can help Maldives to tide over the energy deficiency,” IBN Live reported.

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  • ali: This was probably worn by Nazim during the February 2012 coup! How does a weapon that was not even known to the occupants of a house get discovered by the Police?...
  • Mark Berman: This photo is an absolute outrage! If this is becoming the norm in the Maldives, then the dolphin safe tuna status for the country is at risk! Earth...
  • Z: The EPA is the only government office that seems to be staffed with professionals who are committed to and believe in the work they do. Kudos to the EPA.
  • Maldivian: @haha Nah. I prefer a breakaway nation armed with the capability to deliver nuclear death in seconds.
  • Maldivian: @Kashim Two things. First. Nazim is not an MDP member. Second. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Run to Saudi Arabia. Maybe you’ll be safe. Maybe.
  • MissIndia NewDelhi: I hope the next endangered shark these retards catch is strong enough to chomp off a few limbs. Is there no limit to human greed?
  • Kashim: Time to arrest all MDP and their allies. They are plan to take power.
  • systems: “systematic flaws” Thank you for using this word. At least some one is thinking correctly.

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