Mahibadhoo Island Council requests gov't to undertake reclamation project

Mahibadhoo council has requested the government to undertake a reclamation project to address housing limitations o the island. The council made the request during a meeting held with Vice President Faisal Naseem on Wednesday at the President's Office.

During the meeting, the Councillors shared pertinent needs and developmental concerns faced by the island, with the Vice President. Issues addressed include housing difficulties arising from limitation of space on the island, delays in resuming the road construction project despite funds being allocated in this year's government budget, difficulties in municipal waste management, and the need for student accommodation to be made available on the island. Council members conveyed to the Vice President that much of the island's development is constrained due to space constraints, requesting the government to undertake a reclamation project on the island.

The Vice President, in response, stated that the administration would seek avenues to resolve the issues faced by the island community and work alongside the council to rectify the concerns of the people. The Vice President also spoke about ways to alleviate the social standards of the island community.