President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met on Sunday with the Island Council and Women's Development Committee (WDC) members of Magoodhoo Island in the Faafu Atoll. The meeting was held at the secretariat of Magoodhoo Island Council.

The President, accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed, is on an official visit to the five inhabited islands in the atoll. Speaking at the meeting, President Solih reaffirmed that his administration was committed to equitable island development through proactive council consultation and community participation.

During the meeting, the council members commended the President and his administration for their developmental initiatives on the island and also mentioned the assistance they received from their parliamentary representative.

The council members discussed the island's developmental plans with the President, addressing their concerns and expressing their most pertinent needs. Financial concerns, space constraints at the council office, challenges faced by the healthcare centre, the need for coastal protection, and road construction were among the topics discussed, along with exploring potential solutions.

Speaking with the council and WDC members, President Solih provided reassurance that the administration would prioritise addressing the concerns of the school and healthcare centre. He further mentioned that Magoodhoo had been identified as one of the priority islands for future road construction. Additionally, the President assured the members that he would discuss their concerns with the relevant authorities and work towards finding suitable solutions.

Following the meeting, President Solih visited the airport project site on Magoodhoo Island, where he observed the progress of the land reclamation work. Approximately 40 per cent of the land reclamation work necessary for the project has been completed. Subsequently, the administration decided to extend the airport runway to a length of 1,800 metres, ensuring enhanced airport operations capabilities.