We have been awarded to provide the Consultancy Services for Design of Regional Laboratory in Hdh.Hanimaadhoo
The Government of Republic of Maldives has allocated funds for the development of Regional Laboratory Facility in Hdh.Hanimaadhoo and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards procuring the services of Design of Regional Laboratory Facility in Hdh.Hanimaadhoo
The lack of adequate laboratory facilities in outer islands is noted as the key challenge to the sector. As such, the water supply and sewerage systems are designed in such a way that water quality testing could be done at island level through in-built laboratories. However, these laboratories are only limited to conduct tests that can ensure the physical and chemical quality of the water and wastewater. Hence, to ensure that the quality of water supplied to household and wastewater disposed is consistent by continually monitoring; physical, microbiological and chemical quality of water/wastewater.
Therefore, in order to ensure access of safe water and proper disposal of wastewater, the followings outputs are proposed as below;
It is proposed to have 6 regional laboratories across the nation. These locations have been chosen to be advantageous in terms of proximity to the service centers. It is proposed to replicate this effort to ensure the policy of “Establish and improve regional water quality testing facilities to ensure timely water quality monitoring and reporting “(MEE 2017, National Water and Sewerage Policy, Policy Goal 1.7) and Strategic Action Plan -2019-2023. Hence, Ministry of Environment intends to develop a fully equipped regional laboratory facility at Hdh.Hanimaadhoo.