Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a recent statement addressed on the importance of urban development of Addu City.
In his remarks, the Maldivian statesman claimed that the overall progress of Maldives cannot be achieved without the subsequent development of one of the largest cities in the country.
Addu City is home to a population of over 34,000 locals. Under the current administration, several development projects have been initiated solely focused on the city in a bid to ensure facilitation of basic services – which were previously unavailable.
So far, it has been reported that the collective total of development projects in Addu City are worth MVR1.1 billion.
In addition to this, it has been confirmed that a total of 32 such urban development projects focused on Addu City have been completed while 28 other projects are currently ongoing.
Some of the major developmental initiatives that have been concluded include road development project in Meedhoo, development of the harbor and installation of water and sewerage system in Feydhoo, along with a sewerage system in Maradhoo, among other projects.
Meanwhile some of the ongoing projects include the development of a tourism zone, construction of a sports stadium, fisheries plants, a local fish market, as well as the development of the South Regional Head Office of Maldives Customs Service.