As authorities continue efforts to eradicate littering from the capital city Malé, the council has today revealed the scale of the problem.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has completed the “Project for Clean Energy Promotion in Malé” with the installation of solar panels at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury today.

Male City Council on Wednesday warned that the waste issues in the capital could re-surface over the difficulties faced in managing and disposal of waste.

The commencement of the waste management project in the Male region has been delayed due to a lack of "signal" from India's Tatva Renewable Energy Pvt.

Male city council has requested the finance ministry to arrange MVR923,990 to commence a project designed to solve the flooding issues in the capital Male as a result of heavy showers.

Male: The Maldives, whose fight against rising sea levels has become a cause celebre for environmentalists, said it would have to skip UN climate change talks in Copenhagen this year to save money.

Altogether 469 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Male', Villimale' and Hulhumale' during the first four months of the year, the Department of Public Health (DPH) has said. The DPH also said that four cases of dengue fever had been reported in Hulhumale so far this week. Earlier the DPH had said that 90 cases of dengue fever had been reported during January this year and that the disease was spreading swiftly.