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USAID's grant aid for conservation efforts

Mohamed Rehan
18 September 2022, MVT 16:55
Signing ceremony between Ministry of Environment and USAID-- Photo: Ministry of Environment
Mohamed Rehan
18 September 2022, MVT 16:55

United States for International Development (USAID) signs an MVR 2.4 million grant agreement with Maldives government to support the island nation's conservation efforts.

The agreement was signed between USAID and Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology to increase climate change awareness.

This is the fourth grant agreement extended by USAID to the Maldives so far in 2022, while it is the first agreement with the Maldives government towards climate change awareness work.

According to the Ministry of Environment, USAID's grant will be utilized in supporting a multi-sectoral, integrated approach towards conservation and management of mangroves and wetlands in Baa atoll Goidhoo, and the conservation of the island's reef system as well as in Fulhadhoo and Fehendhoo. The ministry assures the conservative approach will attract private sector investments through the development of eco-tourism products, and endorse public-private partnerships.