Mugunee: Chimney extension project will begin next year

Managing Director of STELCO, Hassan Mugunee has said that the project to extend the smoke chimneys of the Male' powerplant will begi next year.

The Environment and Climate Change Committee of the Parliament passed an order on STELCO to control the plant vibrations and extend the chimneys following numerous complaints from the people living near the plant.

Mugunee said that it has been an issue for a long time and the chimney extension would begin next yearmand be completed before the year ends.

He said that the sound of the powerplant cannot be muted entirely but STELCO will work on addressing the concerns of the public.

The people living near the powerplant has submitted a petition to the parliament as well asking for a solution.