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India grant to finance vehicle procurement for Maldives Correctional Services

Ahmed Aiham
05 June 2019, MVT 19:52
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid (L) greets India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on her official visit to Maldives on March 17, 2019. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
05 June 2019, MVT 19:52

The government allotted MVR 8 million from the Indian grant for the procurement of vehicles to Maldives Correctional Services (MCS), declared Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

Under the project, MCS will acquire vans and launches necessary to ease the transportation of detainees between various locations.

India provided a total of USD 6.9 million (MVR 106 million) as grant assistance to Maldives, during the visit of former Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in March.

The aim of the grant assistance is to conduct high-impact socio-economic development projects across the country.

The Maldivian government recently announced a number of projects to be undertaken through the Indian grant assistance, including the development of an International Convention Centre in the north, funding of projects at the Police Academy's Specialised Training School, and to establish emergency medical services and construct classrooms in some islands.

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