President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has concluded his two-day trip to six islands of North Ari Atoll and returned to Malé City, this evening.
President Solih visited Thoddoo Island, Rasdhoo Island, Ukhulhas Island, Mathiveri Island, Bodufolhudhoo Island and Himandhoo Island during this trip. He met with the Alifu Alifu Atoll Council as well as the Island Councils and Women's Development Committee of each island. President Solih also held discussions with major stakeholders from the islands of North Ari Atoll including residents, business owners, guesthouse owners, and farmers. He also visited several key landmarks at the islands along with sites of government projects.
At Thoddoo Island, President Solih inaugurated the new multi-purpose hall and 12 new classrooms at the local school. He also had discussions with farmers and guesthouse owners and toured the Thoddoo Agricenter by STO where he examined agricultural items cultivated from the Thoddoo farmlands. At Rasdhoo Island, his next destination, President Solih held discussions with the community, toured the North Ari Atoll Hospital and visited the site of erosion which is a key concern noted by the residents. The third island and final destination on the first day of the two-day trip was to Ukhulhas Island where the President held discussions with the residents, local business owners and guesthouse owners.
On his second day of the trip, President Solih travelled to Mathiveri Island where he met with the residents of the island and visited the local health centre. He then travelled the Bodufolhudhoo Island and officially inaugurated the newly-built mosque, costing MVR 4.44 million, with a capacity of 300 worshippers. He also went to the site of coastal erosion on the island along with the health centre and Magistrate Court and held discussions with the residents of the island.
The last leg of the President's trip was to Himandhoo Island where he inaugurated the new island harbour. The Himandhoo Island Harbour project cost approximately MVR 43.6 million and is 241 feet by 91.3 feet in size.
The President was accompanied on this trip by a delegation of cabinet ministers and senior officials from the government.