During his visit to G.Dh Thinadhoo, President Mohamed Nasheed has this morning launched the waste disposal project in the island.

Speaking at the function, President said waste disposal was a big issue everywhere in the Maldives and that the government was working to find ways to solve the issue.

He said that garbage was one of the causes of health and environmental problems, and stressed that a proper waste management system was very important.

After launching the waste disposal project, President Nasheed visited the flooding area of Thinadhoo. He also visited the Regional Hospital in Thinadhoo and met with the staff and patients.