President: We have invested over MVR 970M in projects in HDh. Atoll

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaks at the inauguration of the new water network in HDh. Naivaadhoo on September 26, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

The current administration has invested over MVR 970 million in various development projects in HDh. Atoll, states President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

President Solih, who commenced a three-day tour of several islands in northern Maldives Monday, made the statement in a ceremony in his first stop - HDh. Naivaadhoo – to inaugurate the newly-established water network in the island.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Solih said his administration had invested over MVR 970 million in over 400 projects in HDh. Atoll alone.

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

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih inaugurates the water system established in HDh. Naivaadhoo on September 26, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

“This administration came to power to provide services to the people without discrimination. And this is what we are doing,” he said.

President announced plans to launch a harbor development project in Naivaadhoo soon.

“What Naivaadhoo residents want the most now is the development of the harbor. We will start the project soon,” he said.

After the ceremony, President Solih met with members of Naivaadhoo Council and Women’s Development Committee.

At the meeting, Naivaadhoo councilors thanked President Solih for the development projects in the island.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is welcomed upon arrival at HDh. Naivaadhoo on September 26, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

They also noted it was the first time for a Maldivian president to visit Naivaadhoo in 13 years.

The councilors said the residents of Naivaadhoo wished for the projects in progress in the island – such as the sewerage project and construction of an auditorium at the local school - to be expedited.

They also expressed concern over the run-down state of the council office building, and asked for the establishment of sports facilities for the island’s youth.

President Solih said the construction of the council office buildings are managed by the Local Government Authority (LGA), and that he would add Naivaadhoo to the priority list for council office construction projects in the upcoming year.

President Solih is on a tour of four islands; Naivaadhoo, HDh. Finey, HA. Utheem, and HA. Dhidhdhoo.