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A uninhabited island near Holhudhoo to be populated

President Muizzu has assured the people of Holhudhoo an ease to their housing difficulties by establishing the neighboring deserted island as an extension to be inhabited. He had further affirmed the improvement of their school amongst additional projects.

Aishath Shuba Solih
29 February 2024, MVT 18:22
During the ceremony held at N. Holhudhoo to facilitate the President Dr Mohamed Muizzu's address of the residential community -- Photo: President's Office
Aishath Shuba Solih
29 February 2024, MVT 18:22

President Dr Mohamed Muizzu has stated that the uninhabited island neighboring Noonu Atoll Holhudhoo, Holhumeedhoo will be populated in order to resolve the land and housing difficulties of the island of Holhudhoo.

Addressing the residential community of Holhudhoo on Wednesday evening during his visit there as part of his trip across the northern atolls, the President stated that all implementation for the development of the country will be proceeded within these five years. He added that halted projects will also be resumed alongside the launch of new projects.

The residential community of N. Holhudhoo welcoming the President Dr Mohamed Muizzu upon his arrival -- Photo: President's Office

“What is most essential for this island is housing. In order to achieve housing, the government will highly prioritize the development of a plan for Holhumeedhoo that remains under your jurisdiction as an extension of Holhudhoo and establish all essential infrastructure required for the island. Alongside establishing a water and sewerage system and developing the roads, everything will be done during the progress ” said the President in addressing the residential community of Holhudhoo.

The island of Holhudhoo that accommodates a population of over 2000 people is now facing land scarcity with no remaining space for land reclamation.

“I am stating that I will provide all your [the people of Holhudhoo] needs for the long-term development of this island,” said the President.

Holhudhoo is a remarkable island in terms of education as well. The island’s education center, Meyna School, is within the country’s four schools that has been in operation for over 75 years.

The residential community of N. Holhudhoo welcoming the President Dr Mohamed Muizzu upon his arrival -- Photo: President's Office

The President stated on Wednesday that the space and facilities of Meyna School will be expanded and assured that the school’s most fundamental need at present, a study hall, will also be facilitated. Furthermore, a campus of the Maldives National University (MNU) is also determined to be established in the island. The President had stated that it is a great honor to implement efforts to improve the island’s educational standards as Holhudhoo remains an island that has achieved exceptional feats in the country’s educational field.

President Muizzu further assured that projects for the island’s water and sewerage and road development, alongside reducing damages incurred during surges waves, will also be commenced.