Home to over 9,000 citizens, the beautiful island of Fuvahmulah was recently declared a city; and just like the growing population of the city, the city itself has growing needs. For years, proper water and sewerage systems have been the key factor that has been missing from the city – until now. President Abdulla Yameen has officially inaugurated the construction of water and sewerage systems in the city, as part of the government’s tireless efforts to establish such systems in all inhabited islands.
During his official visit to Fuvahmulah City, President Yameen noted that with the completion of the project, a major difficulty faced by Fuvahmulah residents would be resolved. The President also stated that the city’s shoreline protection project would be the biggest of its kind to be undertaken in the Maldives; adding that with the installation of incinerators to be imported next year, the issues related to waste management would also be resolved.
The President also highlighted that, as empowering youth and providing housing to the youth is one of the main pledges of the Administration, development projects such as the bridge construction and airport expansion were investments for the future; the expansion of the airport will see between 6 to 8 million visitors enter the country which will in turn create more than 90 thousand jobs for youth.
President Yameen’s government has been working continuously to provide clean water and sewerage systems to all inhabited islands of the Maldives. Under their works, over 30 islands have been equipped with water and sewerage systems within the first two years of their governance. Such works are expected to wrap up in more islands before the end of the current term of the President.
The President was accompanied by Minister of Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Health Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, Vice President of Progressive Party of Maldives and Parliament Member of Fonadhoo constituency Abdul Raheem Abdullah, Parliament Member of South Fuvahmulah constituency Ali Shah and Minister of State for Social Affairs, at the President’s Office, Mohamed Ghassaan Maumoon.