The Maldives Environment Ministry has contracted China’s INSTEC Import and Export Co to build solar-powered community ice plants in four islands.
The project was awarded to INSTEC in a ceremony held at the Environment Ministry headquarters on Sunday.
According to the Environment Ministry, the project involves the design, supply, installation and maintenance of solar-powered ice plants in N. Landhoo, Th. Buruni, Th. Madifushi, and Th. Vilufushi.
މީހުން ދިރިއުޅޭ 4 ރަށެއްގައި އިރުގެ އަލިން އުފައްދާ ކަރަންޓު ބޭނުންކޮށްގެން އައިސް އުފައްދާ ޕްލާންޓްތަކެއް ގާއިމުކުރުމުގެ އެއްބަސްވުމުގައި ސޮއިކޮށްފި. pic.twitter.com/y2uDq50EfO— Min. of Environment, Climate Change and Technology (@MoEnvmv) June 4, 2023
Buruni will get a 5-ton ice plant with 15-ton storage, while the rest of the islands will get a 15-ton ice plant with 30-ton storage.
INSTEC is required to complete the project in 240 days.
The project is part of the Maldivian government’s efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.