President Mohamed Nasheed has inaugurated the land reclamation project of Hinnavaru, at a function held on Friday in the island.

During the function, the President spoke on the negative effects of global warming and climate change. He said that it was necessary to create land to protect the Maldives for future generations.

In his speech, the President said that the government’s policy was to cover the cost of reclamation by selling the reclaimed land.

The President also spoke on the importance of having a proper land use plan.

He said as land reclamation was expensive, it was important to minimise waste.