President Mohamed Nasheed has this afternoon departed on a tour of Addu Atoll and Fuahmulah and some islands of Huvadhu Atoll.

As part of the visit, the President will this evening inaugurate a workshop in Hithadhoo on the implementation of the budget programmes. Tomorrow, he will launch the sewerage and harbour projects in Hulhumeedhoo, and water and sewerage projects in Maradhoo-Feydhoo.

The President will also lay the foundation stone of Addu Convention Centre and open SAARC Unit.

In addition, he will inaugurate service of Hithadhoo water and sewerage systems and launch the construction of Hithadhoo’s main road.

During the President’s visits to islands, he will meet the people of the islands and outline the government’s development programmes for the islands.