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Resorts should contribute to development of inhabited islands: President

27 December 2018, MVT 19:38
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is welcomed by Noonu atoll Henbadhoo island officials and residents.
27 December 2018, MVT 19:38

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated on Thursday that it is important for resorts in proximity to inhabited islands to provide help to those islands.

During the inauguration ceremony of the sewerage system established on Henbadhoo, Noonu Atoll, by tourism tycoon Mohamed Moosa (Champa Uchu)’s company, President Solih described that it would be a huge convenience for the government if resorts could provide neighboring islands with basic facilities. He further explained that sewerage and potable water systems could be more efficiently and easily installed on islands with the help of nearby resorts.

Noting the difficulties faced by the people of Henbadhoo in the past, due to the lack of a sewerage system on the island, the President thanked the owner of Champa Brothers, Mohamed Moosa, for taking the initiative to establish such a system on Henbadhoo.

The MVR 18.9 million project was inaugurated by President Solih after his speech.

Additionally, the President discussed more issues faced by the islanders, such as housing, and difficulties regarding arrival and departure by boats, promising to provide adequate solutions. In his speech, the President stated that the government aims to provide housing for every citizen of Maldives.

President Solih was accompanied by Minister of Environment Dr. Hussain Rasheed on his trip to the island of Henbadhoo, which has a population of about 750 locals.

In the President’s visit to Maldivian atolls which commenced on Wednesday, the President participated in the National Unity Day activities held in Dhuvaafaru, Raa Atoll. Moreover, he visited Hinnavaru, Naifaru and newly developed resort Kudadoo in Lhaviyani Atoll.

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