PRESIDENT YAMEEN INAUGURATES SEWERAGE SERVICES SYSTEM IN BURUNI ISLAND

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated the sewerage services system in Buruni Island, Kolhumadulu Atoll this morning.

During the ceremony held this morning in Buruni Island, President Yameen unveiled the monument placed to inaugurate the island’s sewerage services system.

President Yameen began his three-day visit to some islands of Kolhumadulu Atoll yesterday. On day-one, the President inaugurated clean water services in Thimarafushi Island. The President then took part in the ceremony to mark the completion of the beach protection project in Veymandoo Island. He also took part in the ceremony held to mark the completion of beach protection project in Kandoodhoo Island.

Today, President Yameen is scheduled to mark the completion of Vilufushi Island’s road development project, initiate the services of sewerage system in Madifushi Island and mark the completion of the land reclamation project and completion of the protection of the reclaimed land area in Madifushi Island.

Moreover, President Yameen is also scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system Dhiyamigili Island.

Source: The President’s Office

MALDIVES OVERVIEW: WEEK ENDING ( 4th- 10th AUGUST )

PRESIDENTIAL VISITS

President Yameen’s three-day visit to islands of South and North Huvadhu Atoll

  • President Yameen concluded his three-day visit to some islands of South and North Huvadhu Atoll on 9th
  • President Yameen inaugurated the harbor and attended the ceremony to mark the completion of beach protection project in Madaveli Island and Faresmaathoda Island during his visit.
  • The President also initiated land reclamation for construction of Faresmaathoda airport.
  • President Yameen also took part in the ceremony to mark the completion of the beach protection project, inauguration of the harbour, initiation of sewerage service system and inauguration of housing project in Gaddhoo Island.
  • President Yameen inaugurated the harbour in Kondey Island, initiated the sewerage services system and inaugurated clean water services in Kolamaafushi Island, and marked the completion of the road development project and inaugurated the housing project in Villingili Island. President Yameen also inaugurated Kooddoo Fishermen’s Marina

 

2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BRIEFS

  • Electoral body of Maldives on 5th August, approved the formation of a new Political Party. The proposed name for the party is Maldives Labour and Social Democratic Party.
  • Around 45,000 voters who live overseas (outside their island of permanent residence) have re-registered to vote, according to the Elections Commission.
  • The Progressive Party of Maldives (ruling party), submitted the candidacy forms for President Yameen and Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed on 9th, August.

 

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

President Yameen inaugurates ‘Five-Island’ airport

  • President Yameen on 7th, August, inaugurated the airport project in Faresmaathodaa during his visit to Huvadhoo Atoll. The airport will be partly funded by a US$4 million interest-free loan from a Maldives tycoon.

 

TOURISM

Guesthouses numbers in Maldives increases in the first quarter of 2018

  • According to the reports of Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA), a large number of new Guesthouses have begun operations in the first quarter of 2018. Along with the 56 newly operating guesthouses, 129 resorts are in operation. With the additional 3,849 beds, total bed capacity stands at 40,893 beds, which is a 10% increase compared to the end of the first quarter last year.
  • There’s also an increase of 5% in the average occupancy rate from first quarter of 2017 to first quarter of 2018.

 

OTHER NEWS

Maldives backs Saudi Arabia in Canada row

  • The Maldives on 8th August, backed Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic disagreement with Canada. Saudi Arabia had recalled its ambassador and gave 24 hours to the Canadian ambassador to leave and froze new investment and business deals.

Maldives establishes Diplomatic relations with Ethiopia

  • The Republic of Maldives and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia have formally established diplomatic relations on 7th Following this establishment, Maldives now maintains diplomatic relations with 170 countries.

UK Visa Application Center opens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • On 7th August, UK Visa Application Center started accepting Visa Applications at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives. The services of the Center had been extended till 9th August owing to increased demands.
  • The Government of UK established the Visa Application Center following the request of the Maldivian Government for easing the process for students applying for higher studies in UK.
  • This is an important step in strengthening services provided to Maldivians under President Yameen’s Foreign Policy.

 

ENDS

THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS CARRIED OUT LAND RECLAMATION PROJECTS THAT EQUAL TO 20 NEW ISLANDS – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that the current administration has carried out land reclamation projects that equals to 20 new medium-sized islands till date. The President made this remark while speaking at the ceremony held this evening to mark the completion of beach protection project in Kandoodhoo Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

Speaking at the ceremony, the President noted that this administration prioritizes the needs of the people and puts in every effort to carry out projects to cater to the unique needs of each island. He also stated that progress can only be brought to Maldives by achieving our economic development goals.

Continuing on, President Yameen briefed the public on his electoral manifesto, stating that his manifesto was compiled after giving thorough consideration to the needs of the people in a way which would to resolve the maximum difficulties being faced by Maldivians.

The President further noted that two things were most important for the progress of any nation; stating that human resource development and capital formation is the key. In this regard, President Yameen stated the importance of human resource development which would in turn create an encouraging workforce, with the determination to progress.

Prior to Kandoodhoo visit, President Yameen visited Thimarafushi Island this morning and inaugurated the island’s water supply services and took a part in the ceremony held to make the completion of the beach protection project in Veymandoo Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

During his three-day visit to the atoll, the President is scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system in Buruni Island, mark the completion of the Vilufushi Island’s road development project, initiate the services of sewerage system  in Madifushi Island and mark the completion of the land reclamation project and the protection of the reclaimed land area in Madifushi Island.

President Yameen is also scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system Dhiyamigili Island.

Source: The President’s Office

PRESIDENT TAKES PART IN THE CEREMONY TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF BEACH PROTECTION PROJECT IN KANDOODHOO ISLAND

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has taken part in the ceremony held to mark the completion of beach protection project in Kandoodhoo Island, Kolhumadulu Atoll this afternoon.

During the ceremony held this evening, at the harbor area of Kandoodhoo Island, President Yameen unveiled the monument placed to mark the completion of beach protection project.

Prior to Kandoodhoo visit, President Yameen visited Thimarafushi Island this morning and inaugurated the island’s water supply services and took a part in the ceremony held to make the completion of the beach protection project in Veymandoo Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

During his three-day visit to the atoll, the President is scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system in Buruni Island, mark the completion of the Vilufushi Island’s road development project, initiate the services of sewerage system  in Madifushi Island and mark the completion of the land reclamation project and the protection of the reclaimed land area in Madifushi Island.

President Yameen is also scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system Dhiyamigili Island.

Source: The President’s Office

RESOURCE UTILISATION IS THE KEY TO ACHIEVE THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that resource utilisation is the key to achieve the country’s economic development goals. The President made this remark while speaking at the ceremony held this afternoon to mark the completion of beach protection project in Veymandoo Island of Kolhumadulu Atoll.

In this regard the President noted that this administration prioritizes the needs of people and will continue to fulfill their demands, through innovative utilisation of the country’s resources. Speaking in this regard, he noted the importance of empowering the State Companies and highlighted the high number of job opportunities offered by the State Companies.

Continuing on, President Yameen briefed the public on his electoral pledge of raising the retirement age, stating that 65 years old individuals will have the opportunity to continue in their jobs without having to retire. Similarly he noted that those who wish to retire after the age of 65 will have the option as well, according to the existing retirement and pension procedure. In his speech, the President also highlighted the future development plans.

The President further noted that the public wishes for their needs to be fulfilled and difficulties to be eased. He also conveyed his confidence that the people would put forth peace and harmony in working towards their progress.

Prior to visiting Veymandoo Island, President Yameen visited Thimarafushi Island this morning and inaugurated the island’s water supply services.

During his three-day visit to the atoll, the President is scheduled to take part in the ceremony to mark the completion of beach protection project in Kandoodhoo Island.

The President will also initiate the services of sewerage system in Buruni Island, Dhiyamigili Island and Madifushi Island. Moreover, President Yameen will mark the completion of the land reclamation project and the protection of the reclaimed land area in Madifushi.

President Yameen is also scheduled to travel to Vilufushi Island, and mark the completion of the island’s road development project.

Source: The President’s Office