A picnic area was developed in Veymandoo, Thaa Atoll, funded by Bank of Maldives' 'Aharenge Bank' Community Fund, a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to contribute to society by conducting sustainable community projects.
The revamped area named 'Faruhilaa Thun'di' is now open for the public, with huts, umbrellas, sitting areas, and spaces designed for cooking and barbecue activities. Moreover, a mini football field and a volley court were also established in the area, in addition to installing a 2,500-litre water tank and garbage cans.
"BML Community fund has assisted a lot of notable projects, and these projects have benefited the islands industrially and socially. Being able to assist and see the successful completion of an area for Veymandoo's residents to spend time in, is something that brings us great joy", BML's Manager Public Relations Mohamed Saeed said, thanking all the parties involved in the project.
"The main aim of developing the beach into a picnic area is to foster familial relations and build a well-connected community. We envision even further developing the area to attract people from neighbouring islands as well", the winner of the proposal Fahudh Abdul Shukoor said.
During each quarter of the fiscal year, BML selects and allocates MVR 50,000 to five projects in the areas of education, environment, sports and community development under the Aharenge Bank Community Fund. In 2019, BML contributed MVR 1 million to support projects in 20 islands across Maldives.
For 2020, BML will select 20 projects across three proposal phases, and has set the phase two deadline for September 9.