High Commissioner of India to Maldives Sunjay Sudhir, on Wednesday, handed over vehicles to Male' City Council for development projects.
According to the Indian High Commission, the vehicles worth MVR 8 million were purchased through an Indian grant.
The vehicles were gifted as part of the 16 different grant projects being funded by India under the small grants scheme across various islands of Maldives.
Other projects include:
- Construction of classrooms at Lhohi, Noonu Atoll and Kinolhas, Raa Atoll
- Establishing ice plants at Maduvvari, Meemu Atoll and Gaafaru, Kaafu Atoll
- Developing emergency health services at Dharavandhoo, Baa Atoll
- Coastal erosion project at Rasdhoo, Alif Alif Atoll
- Providing vehicles for Maldives Correctional Services
- Infrastructure and equipment for Special Education Needs children at schools in Kulhudhufushi, Haa Dhaalu Atoll and Fuvahmulah
- Infrastructure and equipment for Fiyavathi, the state orphanage located in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'
- Upgrade of Maldives Police Service's training academy in Vaani, Dhaalu Atoll
- Establishing a community centre in Foakaidhoo, Shaviyani Atoll
- Commencing student ferry between Fehendhoo and Goidhoo of Baa Atoll
- Setting up of open-air gyms on 61 islands
Noting that the Ukulhas Convention Centre has now been completed, the High Commission expressed that they "look forward to the early completion of the other projects under the Indian small grants scheme".