President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has today held discussions with the members of the Miladhunmadulu Atoll Vaadhoo Island Council and Women's Development Committee (WDC). Councillors thanked the President and the government for the swift pace of development projects, highlighting some of the major ongoing work on the island by this administration. The meeting was held at the Secretariat of the Raa Vaadhoo Island Council.
The councillors shared a presentation with the President during the meeting detailing the work undertaken for the progress of Vaadhoo Island, as well as future development plans. They also highlighted several difficulties concerning residents, such as coastal erosion and land constraints at the harbour and football field. They also requested to increase the police presence, and members of the WDC requested to increase allowances provided to the members.
Speaking during the meeting, the President commended the councillors for their diligence in formulating plans and conducting strategic programmes for the progress of Vaadhoo Island, offering the government's full support in their endeavours. He also said that he would work with the relevant government agencies to find solutions for the problems discussed during the meeting.
Following the meeting, President Solih visited the development site for the new 300-person capacity mosque on Vaadhoo Island and inspected the progress of the water and sewerage project.
Vaadhoo Island is the fifth destination of the President and First Lady’s ongoing three-day trip to North Miladhunmadulu Atoll and North Maalhosmadulu Atoll. Cabinet ministers, senior executives from the President’s Office and a delegation of high-level government officials accompany the President and First Lady on this trip.