President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday met with the council members of Maabaidhoo Island in the Laamu Atoll. At the meeting held at the President Office, President Solih and the council members held extensive discussions on the island’s developmental plans.

The council members briefed the President about their developmental work and shared with the President the concerns of their constituents. They held discussions with the President about issues facing the island community, including coastal erosion; constraints faced by the school; issues related to the project to develop an ice plant; and challenges to introducing local tourism.

At the meeting, the council members requested the President to expand the scope of the ongoing water and sewerage network project to include new land plots and spoke about the need to introduce a police presence and challenges faced due to the aging state of the council building.

President Solih, speaking with the council members, shared the latest updates on the island’s developmental plans and assured them that the administration would welcome their input on the plans and ongoing projects. Noting that funds had been earmarked in the budget to carry out coastal protection work on the island, President Solih also told the council members that the administration would make efforts to address the challenges facing the school. He further assured the council members that the administration would work towards addressing the other concerns raised at the meeting.