President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited Thinadhoo Island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of infrastructure projects initiated by his administration. During his visit, the President inaugurated a new branch of Maldives Immigration on Thinadhoo Island. The inauguration ceremony was held in the harbour area.

Decentralisation is a strategic policy of the administration, and opening a new branch of Maldives Immigration on Thinadhoo Island aligns with this policy. To date, immigration services are available on seven islands across the nation. With the introduction of this service in Thinadhoo, applicants can now select Thinadhoo as their passport pickup location when submitting their online passport applications through the 'Imuga' portal. The Maldives Immigration office in Thinadhoo will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

President Solih also inaugurated newly constructed facilities at Dr Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an Outpatient Department (OPD) area. The OPD features 14 consulting rooms, while the labour room has two labour suites and four private rooms. In addition, the President also inaugurated the Thinadhoo powerhouse.

The newly developed powerhouse boasts a power generation capacity of 7.6 megawatts, signifying a substantial leap in delivering dependable and efficient power to the island. The FENAKA office, a state-of-the-art and capacious establishment, was also inaugurated. These inaugurations mark a significant milestone in the development of local infrastructure and the sustained progress of the community.

Under President Solih's leadership, the administration has achieved significant strides towards equitable development across all inhabited islands in the Maldives. This includes enhancing the quality of life for citizens and empowering them to lead dignified lives. During his visits to various islands, President Solih is officially inaugurating the completion of numerous projects and services.