As part of his visit to Chennai, India, President Mohamed Nasheed has today took part in a working lunch hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Special interest was shown towards government’s privatisation policy and the economic reform measures being undertaken in the Maldives.

President Nasheed said that the government was looking for investors for public sector investment programmes, particularly in utilities and other infrastructure projects.

He also highlighted on the climate issue and said that Climate change was not an issue in the distant future but that it was a very immediate threat to the Maldive islands. He said, therefore, the islands of Maldives needed adaptation measures.

The lunch was attended by representatives from major Indian companies.