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President tours northern Maldives, inaugurates infrastructure projects

Summary

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has departed on a three-day tour of several islands in northern Maldives.

He left on the tour Monday morning.

President Solih is set to visit four islands in the tour; HDh. Naivaadhoo, HDh. Finey, HA. Utheem, and HA. Dhidhdhoo.

He will be joined by First Lady Fazna Ahmed in Utheem, where the official National Day celebrations will be held this year.

Maldives will celebrate its National Day on Tuesday, September 27.

During his tour, President Solih will inaugurate infrastructure projects initiated by the government, including installation of water and sewerage systems, and construction of new powerhouses.

He will also attend the ceremony held to mark the official commencement of the Zone 1 of Raajje Transport Link (RTL). Zone 1 of RTL connects 41 islands in the HA. Atoll and HDh. Atoll with a high-speed ferry service.

President Solih will also meet with members of the local councils and Women’s Development Committees (WDCs) of the four islands.

He is accompanied on the tour a delegation of senior government officials and is due to return to Male' City on Wednesday.

14:58

Official events for the day conclude.

13:57

President meets with members of Finey’s council and WDC.

13:54

Fenaka is committed to continuing to be a trusted service provider.

Fenaka's MD Saeed

13:54

Fenaka's MD Ahmed Saeed begin's delivering his remarks.

13:50

Serving the people equally, without any discrimination, is a greater priority than our priority. Avoiding discrimination between people is a greater priority than pledges.

President Solih

13:50

Fenaka plays an important role in this administration’s development projects. We cannot bring this development without Fenaka.

President Solih

13:38

President begins delivering his remarks.

13:38

President officially inaugurates new powerhouse and sewerage system in Finey.

13:16

President is welcomed upon arrival in Finey.

12:43

President will next visit HDh. Finey. In Finey, the President will inaugurate the water and sewerage project and open the new powerhouse.

12:35

President meets members of Naivaadhoo Council and WDC.

12:05

The ceremony to inaugurate the water system in Naivaadhoo concludes. The President will next tour the admin building at the water plant.

12:04

Naivaadhoo residents are living a difficult life. This administration is bringing development to the island the likes of which no previous administration has brought before.

MP Abdul Ghafoor

12:04

Hanimaadhoo MP Abdul Ghafoor Moosa delivers his speech.

12:04

Development can only be brought by people who understand each island and every island is a part of Maldives. By people who understand its important to conduct projects in all islands without discrimination. This administration understands this.

Planning Minister

12:04

Water and sewerage projects are currently in progress in over 130 islands. Projects in 11 islands are complete.

Planning Minister

11:46

Planning Minister Mohamed Aslam begins his speech.

11:46

There will always be things that require development. I assure you, we will get it done.

President Solih

11:46

Over MVR 970 million has been spent on over 400 projects in HDh. Atoll since this administration came to power.

President Solih

11:46

What Naivaadhoo residents want the most now is the development of the harbor. We will start the project soon.

President Solih

11:46

The water system project was completed so smoothly because of the capabilities of the contractor. SASI Constructions Pvt. Ltd. is one of the most reliable contractors.

President Solih

12:46

This administration’s goal is to provide equal services in all islands, irrespective of population size.

President Solih

11:46
11:27

President addresses the residents of Naivaadhoo attending the ceremony.

11:17

President inaugurates the water system established in Naivaadhoo. He was joined by Planning Minister Mohamed Aslam and Fenaka Corporation’s Managing Director Ahmed Saeed.

10:54
10:50

President arrives in his first stop – Naivaadhoo. He was welcomed upon arrival at the island by local officials and residents.

10:02
10:02
10:02

He was welcomed upon arrival by Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi.

10:00

President arrives at Hanimaadhoo Airport.