Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pressed Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) with a MVR 1.13 million fine for repeated cases of waste disposal into the lagoon during their operations.
EPA imposed the penalty on WAMCO under the Waste Management Regulation on Monday.
Under The Waste Management Regulation (2013/R-58), Waste Management Cooperation (WAMCO) has been penalised on 11th January 2020 with a fine of MVR 1,128,750 due to the repeated cases of waste disposal into the lagoon area during their operations.— EPA Maldives (@EPAMaldives) January 12, 2021
Waste management companies such as WAMCO are required to adhere to the Waste Management Regulation and seek approvals from EPA for their operations.
The MVR 1.13 million fine on WAMCO comes after EPA recently imposed a MVR 83,750 fine on Villa Shipping and Trading Company Private Limited for illegal mining of sand from B. Dhigufaru.
EPA also recently imposed a MVR 20,000 fine on N. Manadhoo Council for illegal clearance of vegetation.