President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that the role of youth generation is vital in bringing a positive change. The President made this remark while speaking at the ceremony held this evening to mark the completion of five projects in Fuvammulah City.

During his speech President Yameen said that it is necessary to have a courageous youth generation for the progress of any country or a community.

In his speech the President also highlighted the development projects undertaken in the capital city during this administration. In this regard, President Yameen noted that today the capital city Male´ is a livable city full of hope. Highlighting the need of focusing on infrastructural development in all the islands and cities across the country, the President announced plans to  initiate a road development project in Fuvammulah City.

President Yameen spoke on the special efforts to be made to complete infrastructural development projects in the islands and the cities in the upcoming 5 years.

Highlighting the issue of waste management in the country, the President stated that the administration will focus on resolving the issue across the country in the upcoming years, and hence the waste management issue in Fuvammulah City will be solved in the upcoming years.

Further, the President said that his aim is to discontinue importing at least 5 food items including fruits and vegetables in the coming 5 years, and be able to completely rely on Maldivian products and expanding the agriculture sector.

President Yameen also highlighted the efforts made by this administration to provide more job opportunities and noted that so far the administration has provided almost 100,000 additional jobs, of which 99% is occupied by Maldivians. President Yameen also said that 160,000 job opportunities will be introduced in the tourism sector in the coming years.

During this ceremony, the President initiated sewerage services and water services, inaugurated housing units and nature park, and marked the completion of the harbour revetment project in Fuvammulah City.

Earlier today, President Yameen visited Feydhoo of Addu City, and inaugurated the water services of Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Maradhoo-Feydhoo, and marked the completion of the land reclamation project in Feydhoo.

Prior to his visit to Feydhoo, the President visited Hulhumeedhoo yesterday, and inaugurated sewerage services, water services, housing units and the Addu Fisheries Complex, and marked the completion of the shore protection project in Hulhumeedhoo. He also inaugurated the sewerage services, housing units, nature park and solar hybrid power system in Hithadhoo Island yesterday evening.

Source: The President’s Office