President assures a resolution to Meemu Atoll ferry service interruption

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih stated on Sunday that the administration would find solutions to issues related to the ferry services in Meemu Atoll before expanding the Raajje Transport Link (RTL) high-speed ferry services to the region. He made the statement at his meeting with the community of Muli Island. The meeting was held at the Meemu Atoll Education Centre.

Before the meeting with the community, the President met with members of the Meemu Atoll Council, Muli Island Council, and Women’s Development Committee. The President said such meetings offer insight into ways to reprioritise the administration’s plans and projects for the region. He also said that his meetings with the communities allow him to speak directly with the people and discuss their most pertinent needs.

It was the first time a President had met with the people of Muli Island in such a setting where they could speak and share their concerns with the President, according to the community, who then thanked the President for the valuable opportunity. Concerns raised at the meeting pertained to the state of the island’s harbour, inconsistencies in the ferry services, airport development, Muli-Naalaafushi causeway, and healthcare and education sector development.

The President stated that his administration would seek ways to address their concerns, including resolving the ferry service. He also spoke about improving healthcare services at the Muli Regional Hospital and revealed that the design work for the island’s harbour project had been completed.