MWSC has conducted a training programme on the Operation & Maintenance of Sewerage Systems targeted to all Utility Companies in the Maldives. The 14-day programme which was conducted from 11th – 28th December 2011 was facilitated by Ministry of Housing & Environment and funded by UNICEF.
The main objective of the training programme was to educate the participants of the course with the expertise required to operate and maintain sewerage systems. A total of nine candidates from all Utility Companies participated in this programme.
Speaking at the closing ceremony held today to give away certificates to participants of the programme, the Chief Guest, Minister of State for Housing and Environment, Mr. Akram Kamaaluddeen commended MWSC for the comprehensive training carried out during this short period of time. He thanked MWSC’s senior management and coordinators of the programme. He also expressed his gratitude to UNICEF for their generosity in funding the programme.
In the welcome remarks, Mr. Mohamed Rasheed, the Engineering Manager of MWSC said that it was an honor for MWSC to have conducted such a training programme for the country’s youth. He expressed his hope that the participants of the training programme would find it as an opportunity to develop their own careers in this valued field with dignity and devoted interest.
Speaking on behalf of the participants of the training, Mr. Hassan Ali Didi from Upper South Utilities Ltd, expressed the participants’ appreciation to MWSC for the knowledge and experience that was delivered to them and praised the company for a comprehensive and well-done job to educate the participants about the operation and maintenance of various types of sewerage systems. He also expressed his gratitude to the contribution of the instructors’ valuable time and effort that was provided during the field experiences in both Malé & Hulhumalé.
The training programme covered a vast range of topics related to different types of sewerage systems on how they are operated and maintained. Furthermore, the training programme also covered areas related to identifying sewer blockages, network maintenance, safety precautions and importance of creating awareness to the end-users of the sewerage systems.