Indian govt grants US$ 1 mill. for MNDF Composite Training Center

Indian government has given a grant of US$ 1 million to complete Phase One of the MNDF Composite Training Center based in Laamu Maafilaafushi.

In a special ceremony held on Wednesday, a cheque was presented by Indian ambassador to the Maldives Sanjay Sudhir. The cheque was received by Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi on behalf of the Maldives.

The Composite Training Center project is divided over three phases. Phase one includes an administrative block, three accommodation barracks, a firing shed, a firing range, health post, obstacle belt, two recreation buildings and the installation of electricity, water and sewerage systems in the buildings.

The center will become the main training center for MNDF upon completion. The construction agreement for the training center was signed between Defence Ministry and Alia Construction during August 2014.

The training center along with the 10 radar systems gifted by the Indian government were inaugurated earlier in June during Indian PM Narendra Modi's official visit to the Maldives.