The government has decided to present a fishing vessel to the people of Gaadhiffushi to develop fishing in the island. President Nasheed made the announcement this afternoon during his meeting with the people of the island.

The President noted that the purpose of presenting the fishing vessel was to enable the people of the island to work together, and to help raise funds for the development of the island. He said that the vessel would be presented to the people within the next two weeks.

Briefing the people on development plans for Gaadhiffushi, the President assured that 25 houses would be built in for the people of the island, as a part of government’s housing policy. He also shared with the people, the government’s plan to introduce grade 8 in the island.

During his visit, the President visited and observed the work of the Gaadhiffusi Island Office and signed the visitors’ book. He also visited the Island Court.