As part of his tour to some islands of South Miladhunmadulu Atoll, President Nasheed has this evening visited Velidhoo and met with the people.

Speaking at the meeting, the President said that waste management was a major problem in the Maldives and that the government policy was to privatise the newly established Waste Management Corporation who would collect and manage all waste.

Stressing that the government wished to increase the productivity in Velidhoo, the President said the work of constructing 100 flats in Velidhoo would begin this year. He also said that the government would work to develop the business sector in the island.

After the meeting with the people of Velidhoo, the President inaugurated the waste disposal project for the atolls and inspected its operations.

The President has arrived Male’, this evening, after concluding his tour to South Miladhunmadulu Atoll.