President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has on Sunday officially inaugurated the construction phase of the road development project at Hanimaadhoo Island of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll. The President operated the road development machinery during the inauguration ceremony officially initiate the construction work. The project, spearheaded and funded by the government, is being carried out by the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC). The project involves the development of 20 roads in the island, 6.4 kilometres in total, paved with asphalt and upgraded efficiently.

Prior to the ceremony, the President and First Lady visited the health centre and Hanimaadhoo School and inquired about the ongoings at the facilities. Additionally, President Solih had toured the harbour area, currently under construction, and received the latest updates on the progress of the project.

The Hanimaadhoo Island harbour upgrade project, conducted by MTCC, is currently in the breakwater development phase. Further, in order to enhance healthcare on the island, the government had initiated a project to construct a 30-bed hospital and planning to be open for bidding late this year. Additionally, a project to augment the existing island school is also underway, with a multi-purpose hall currently under construction.

The first couple’s current visit to Hanimaadhoo Island is the final leg of a three-island trip to the north of the country. The President and the First Lady previously visited Kulhudhuffushi City and Kumundhoo Island of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll. Cabinet Ministers, along with senior government officials, are accompanying the President and the First Lady on this trip. They are scheduled to conclude the trip and return to Male’ City later this afternoon.