President Dr Mohamed Muizzu has decided to formulate strategies to ensure that state-affiliated entities operate profitably and achieve financial autonomy from the government. The decision was made following deliberations on a paper submitted to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Finance during today's Cabinet meeting.

The President, upon the recommendation of his Cabinet, has formulated strategies that encompass revising the classification policy of state-owned companies and applying specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to individual companies. President Dr Muizzu has further resolved to establish a policy within three months to enhance governance, institute progressive modifications, identify subsidy requirements, and formulate a comprehensive guideline for providing subsidies and capital.

The appropriate procedures for establishing new companies will be developed within three months. The Cabinet additionally resolved to allocate the first six months of 2025 as a probationary period to allow underperforming companies to make adequate headway. Companies that fail to demonstrate satisfactory progress within the timeframe will be restructured, merged, or dissolved.

The Cabinet, citing the halt of numerous infrastructure development projects across the nation, also decided to establish a new company in addition to the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Public Limited (MTCC) to redouble these efforts today. Ensuring that state-owned companies operate profitably and achieve financial autonomy from the government is among the key pledges within the first 100 days of office, per the Administration's "Hafuthaa 14" roadmap.

Teaching a subject on patriotism with the commencement of the new Academic Year

The Cabinet further deliberated on decisions forwarded from the Social Council. This includes the decision to start teaching a subject on patriotism at the commencement of the upcoming Academic Year.

Deadline for the withdrawal of Indian military personnel stationed within Maldivian territory

Today's Cabinet session also addressed the ongoing discussions regarding the repatriation of Indian military personnel currently stationed within Maldivian territory and disclosed that 11 meetings have been conducted to date. During the 12th meeting, which took place today, the Maldivian government established a deadline of March 15, 2024, for the complete withdrawal of Indian military personnel from Maldivian soil.