Saafu Raajje National Symposium was held from 17-19 July at Dharubaaruge, Male’. In this symposium a total of 265 delegates from each inhabited island of Maldives have participated including the island councils.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the symposium, Minister Thoriq Ibrahim said that a high priority is given to waste management and 70 people have been trained abroad so far for this matter.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Finance and Treasury, Mr. Mohamed Munawwar has said that a total of MVR 370 million would be included in the budget of 2017 for waste management.
In the opening ceremony of the symposium, a book regarding the preparation of waste management plan was also introduced.
On 19th July 2016, all councils have signed Saafu Raajje Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry.