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Dhiraagu donates MVR 200,000 to families affected by floods

06 December 2018, MVT 17:28
Flooded streets of Male' during heavy storms on November 5. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU
06 December 2018, MVT 17:28

Telecom giant Dhiraagu, on Thursday, donated MVR 200,000 in financial aid to families in the capital city of Male' affected by Wednesday's floods.

In addition, the telecom giant set up an emergency hotline for the National Disaster Management Centre. The Centre has requested any individuals to call 115 if they are affected by heavy rainfall.

Telecom giant Dhiraagu's tweet announcing the donation of MVR 200,000 to aid ongoing relief efforts. PHOTO: TWITTER

Leading officials of Dhiraagu including its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Ismail Rasheed also met with the Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi to discuss the impacts of flooding in Male’.

Although Maldives experiences heavy rains during the transition between Northeast Monsoon and Southwest Monsoon, the 223 millimetres received in Male’ is a record for the capital.

A total of 160 families were affected by floods caused by heavy rainfall in the capital, two of which were transferred to Kalafaanu School under the care of (NDMC). Several businesses were also damaged.

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) played a leading part in the effort to pump out floodwater and provide relief to affected families and businesses.

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