Bangladesh sent navy ship carrying 1 lakh litres of water to Male
DHAKA, Dec 7, 2014 Nirapad News : Bangladesh Navy ship “BNS Samudra Joy” today departed from Chittagong for Male with 1 lakh litres of drinkable water and five mobile water desalination plants.
Bangladesh sent the water to the Maldives to help the island nations in recovering its extensive water crisis which led to a state of emergency after its capital ran out of drinking water.
The navy vessel will cross 1,700 miles through the Indian Ocean and reach Male on December 11, an ISPR press release said here.
The Maldives sole desalination plant – the Male Water and Sewerages Company (MWSC) – caught fire on Thursday and led to a severe water crisis in Male. Authorities called it “disaster situation”.
Two days into the incident, a state of emergency was enforced throughout the Indian Ocean state of the Maldives after the capital ran out of water.