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December 17, 2014

JICA Sends Expert to Maldives in Response to Unstable Water Supply

JICA sent an expert to respond to an unstable water supply caused by a fire at a desalination plant in Mare, Maldives.

To respond to a serious water shortage continuing on Mare Island because of a fire on Dec. 4, JICA dispatched an expert with knowledge in desalination plant as part of an evaluation team on Dec. 13.

Following a request from the Government of Maldives and a decision of the Government of Japan, the expert was designated as a Japan Disaster Relief member on Dec. 15. He is expected to provide advice to the Government of Maldives for early restoration of the plant to resume its operation.

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