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

During the meeting, discussions were focused on the developmental plans for Maakurathu Island and challenges faced by its residents. In this regards, the Councillors emphasised on the Islands’ electricity shortage issue, concerns regarding the ongoing work of the Islands’ sanitation system and the need for a proper waste management system.

The Councillors also shared details regarding the need for clean water distribution channels to be established for the Island's households, requirements for harbour expansion and renovation, need for a new and more serviceable mosque, requests for a football stadium for the island's youth and the need for developing more economic opportunities in the Island.

Moreover, the Councillors also shed light on the concerns of growing crime rates on the Island and the urgent need for police stations to ensure community safety and crime control.

President Solih share updates of some projects proposed for development on the Island and noted that a bulk of the issues highlighted during the meeting would be resolved with the provisions of next year’s state budget.

The President also affirmed that the administration would take necessary actions after consulting with relevant ministries to address the specific concerns and issues raised by the Councillors.