As part of his ongoing visit to islands in South Thiladhunmathi Atoll, Vice President Faisal Naseem has met with the Council Members representing the atoll and conversed with them on several important issues confronting the atoll's islands.

The discussions shone a light on some of the important issues facing the atoll, highlighting in particular requirements for their further progress and development. The Councillors highlighted, in particular, their constituent's frequent grievance that there is little in the way of tourism development in the atoll, and that this poses an impediment to their economic progress.

The Vice President took note of all their concerns, expressing that he would do all in his power to remedy the issues brought up. Furthermore, he expounded on the work underway to decentralize the government and highlighted that under the new decentralization framework atoll councillors would have the resources and discretion to develop their atolls in accord with their judgement and the constituents' priorities.