President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has met with council members from Bandidhoo Island of Dhaalu Atoll. The meeting was held at the President’s office this afternoon.

At the meeting, President Solih enquired about the wellbeing of Bandidhoo islanders as well as the most pressing issues and concerns facing the island.

Bandidhoo Councillors relayed pertinent issues concerning the development of the remote island in Dhaalu Atoll, and key points of discussion were focussed on concerns regarding the improvement of utility services and the fisheries sector of the island. Bandidhoo Councillors discussed avenues of resolving difficulties to the fisherfolk with the availability of ice for preserving their catch for a longer period.

Councillors also discussed developmental plans aimed at the progression of the health and education sector of the island, emphasizing common challenges faced by the island community in both the sectors such as space constraints and unavailability of modern-day equipment.

Speaking at the meeting, President Solih shared updates and timelines of developmental projects earmarked for the upcoming year. The President also affirmed that the government would take the necessary action after consulting with relevant line ministries to address the specific concerns and issues raised by the council members of Bandidhoo Island.