President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Friday night, held discussions with the South Thiladhunmathi Atoll Council, focused on the developmental needs of the Atoll. The meeting took place at the Secretariat of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll Council.

The President and council members deliberated on several issues and concerns with regard to the development of the Atoll. Some issues raised by the councillors include the urgent need to initiate the Hanimaadhoo Airport development project, the establishment of a proper functioning inter-island transport network, upgrades needed for island harbours, water and sanitation networks, schools, and social developmental needs of the youth.

Speaking at the meeting, President Solih detailed the developmental efforts undertaken by the government and provided the latest updates of ongoing developmental projects being carried out in the Atoll. The President underscored the significance of a modern international airport in the region and detailed the status of the Hanimaadhoo Airport development project. He then assured councillors that the government will address their concerns and that measures would be taken to try to address them at the earliest possible juncture.

The President later met with some local businessmen from Kulhudhuffushi City and heard their concerns.

The first couple’s current visit to Kulhudhuffudhi City is the first leg of a 03-island trip to the north of the country. From Kulhudhuffushi City, the President and First Lady will visit Kumundhoo Island and then Hanimaadhoo Island of Haa Dhaalu Atoll. Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials are accompanying the President and First Lady on this trip.