Chinese government aids efforts to make waste management efficient
The agreement to gift the trash cans was signed in a ceremony held at Maldivian Environment Ministry.
Deputy Chinese Ambassador to Maldives and Acting head of Chinese Embassy in Maldives, Liu Jiyang signed the agreement on behalf of Chinese government, while Deputy Environment Minister Ali Amir signed the agreement on behalf of Maldivian government.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Environment Minister Ali Amir said that the Chinese government's gift was valued at over MVR 500,000 ($32,500); and that the gift would be a big help to the government's efforts to make waste disposal systems in Maldivian islands more efficient.
He thanked the Chinese government and people of China, on behalf of Maldivian government and people of Maldives, while noting that the biggest environmental issue faced by the country was waste management.
Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Chinese Ambassador Liu Jiyang Maldives would always have the help of Chinese government in solving various environmental issues faced by the country, and said that the various aid provided by Chinese government was evidence of the close ties shared between the two countries. ■