President concludes visit to southern Maldives, returns to Male’

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (CL) and First Lady Fazna Ahmed (CR). (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed have concluded their four-day visit to the two southernmost cities of Maldives – Addu and Fuvahmulah.

The President and First Lady concluded their visit and returned to Male’ City on Monday afternoon.

The President and First Lady, accompanied by a delegation of cabinet ministers and senior government officials, had departed on the trip on Friday.

During the trip, President and First Lady hosted a special traditional feast, 'Maahefun,' to commemorate the approach of holy month of Ramadan, for the people of Fuvahmulah and Addu, during which the President shared details of developmental projects planned for the cities.

President Solih also met with the city councils and women’s development committees of the cities, and discussed pertinent needs of the communities and listened to their grievances.

On Sunday, the President inaugurated the National College of Policing and Law Enforcement in Addu - a facility fully equipped with the latest technology and resources required to conduct trainings in line with democratic principles and international best practices.

 In his remarks at the function, the President stated that the National College of Policing and Law Enforcement would play a pivotal role in the development of the Maldives Police Service.

The President officially inaugurated harbors in Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo and Meedhoo of Addu City. He also officially launched the work on the biggest ever road development project to be conducted in Addu City, which includes a storm water drainage system.

During the trip, the President officiated the ceremony in which the agreement was signed to reclaim 194.3 hectares of land under the Addu City Reclamation Project.

Meanwhile, the First Lady inaugurated a new building with 12 classrooms in Maradhoo School.

The President and First Lady assessed the progress of government-initiated development projects and toured institutions and government offices to enquire about the service offered in the two cities.