The President’s Office has held a retreat to discuss public private partnerships.

Members from the private sector, civil society, state-owned companies and foreign organisations in the Maldives participated in today’s retreat. Today’s meeting is the second such meeting.

Delivering his opening remarks, Minister of Economic Development Mr Mohamed Rasheed said that the government’s policy was to provide efficient and timely services to the people. He also noted the importance of the support and cooperation of the private sector in implementing this policy.

Chairman of the Privatisation Committee Minister Mahmood Razi also spoke at the meeting. He spoke on privatisation of public services and on the benefits of such a system.

Minister of State for Finance and Treasury, Mr Ahmed As-ad delivered closing remarks. He spoke on the benefits of privatisation.