Six Memoranda of Understanding were signed between the Governments of the Maldives and India, to undertake a project to set up a Water Plant in Hoarafushi, and to develop tourism zones in Hithadhoo (Falhodhadifannu), Hulhudhoo (Maafishi), Maradhoo (Venbolhofishi), Feydhoo (Dhigihere) and Meedhoo (Mulimathi) of Addu City.
Under the MoUs for the development of Addu Toursim Zone the Government of India will provide financial support of MVR 7,664,063.82 for each of the five projects. The project to be undertaken in H.A. Hoarafushi is worth MVR 8 million.
Those MoUs were signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Maldives and the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives, on behalf of the Government of India. The Mayor of Addu City, and the President of the Hoarafushi Island Council signed the MoU on behalf of the implementing agency.
These projects are undertaken under the MoU signed on 17 March 2019 for “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Development Projects through local bodies”.
The MoUs signed today reflects the steadfastness of the Government in improving the socioeconomic wellbeing and public welfare, particularly in the areas of education, health and community development sectors, as well as the empowerment of local communities.