Connect with us

News

President pledges to devote his efforts towards the comprehensive development

FI

Published

on

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu says he wishes to fulfill all his electoral pledges, but that its up to the people to give him that chance.

President Muizzu, who is on a tour of southern Maldives, made the remark while addressing a gathering in Thinadhoo on Tuesday night.

Speaking at the gathering, President Muizzu noted the mega project to develop an international airport in the southern city, and provided assurance he will run more projects needed to develop Thinadhoo to the level of a city.

He asked for more public engagement in running the projects.

“Things can be done the hard way. But it can’t be done the best way, in the greatest speed or to perfection. Therefore, if I get full cooperation from the people in the coming days, we will be able to get things done better and at a faster pace than how we have been getting things done amid hardship the last three months,” he said.

He said that he wishes to fulfill all pledges in his five-year manifesto.

“I want to fulfill all my pledges. I made the pledges based on the people’s aspirations. I want to be someone who delivers my pledges. It is up to the people to give me that chance,” he said.

President Muizzu said the people have the power to give him that chance through the vote, referring to the upcoming parliamentary elections. He has previously stated that a supermajority for the main ruling PNC is crucial for his administration to deliver its pledges.

Speaking further, President Muizzu said his administration is focused on reforming the Maldivian economy.

At Tuesday’s gathering, the Maldivian government signed a MoU with Thailand’s Pan Pacific Corp. to develop an international airport in Thinadhoo. President Muizzu said the project will be completed within two months of commencement, and will involve the construction of a Code F runway and a modern passenger terminal.

50 hectors of land will be reclaimed from the Thinadhoo lagoon as part of the project.

Source(s): sun.mv

News

Developmental projects of Maldives progressing substantially

FI

Published

on

By

India’s Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar has affirmed that the developmental projects of the Maldives carried out with the assistance of India have been progressing considerably. The remarks were made by the minister during the Confederation of Indian Industry (CIIs) Annual Business Summit.

Speaking at the summit, Minister Jaishankar stated that some developmental projects were slightly politically influenced, hindering the progress. However, he assured that the progress of the projects have propelled at a notable rate.

Following the Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer’s official visit to India at the invitation of Minister Jaishankar, discussions were held highlighting the spectrum of initiatives across the nation has been kickstarted through loans and grants from the Government of India during the previous administration. He emphasised the current government’s commitment to prioritising the resumption and completion of these projects.

Meanwhile, the Government of India has reaffirmed its commitment to the development and prosperity of the Maldives by extending a budgetary support of USD 50 million to be repaid within a term of one year.

Source(s): PsmNews

Continue Reading

News

Police officers complete training to prevent maritime terrorism acts

FI

Published

on

By

A team of 22 police officers has successfully completed a specialised training programme focused on thwarting maritime terrorism activities.

Entitled “Training on Strengthening Capabilities to Disrupt Maritime Crimes as Related to Terrorist Threats,” the program was conducted through a collaborative effort between the Maldives Police Service (MPS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Running from May 13 to 15, the intensive training equipped participants with essential skills and knowledge crucial for combating threats in maritime environments.

The concluding ceremony, graced by the presence of Chief Superintendent of Police Ibrahim Adnan Anees, Head of Marine Police, along with senior officials from the Marine Police Department, UNODC’s Head of Office Enrico Boninsegna, and course instructor Kenneth Alferdo Pennington, highlighted the significance of such initiatives in enhancing national security.

Addressing the gathering, Adnan underscored the importance of ongoing education and skill development, urging participants to actively apply the knowledge garnered from the program in their professional endeavors.

The training, conducted at Dhoonidhoo, Kaafu Atoll, imparted vital insights into the prevention and detection of maritime terrorism activities, emphasizing protocols for safe navigation in high-risk areas. Furthermore, officers received guidance on investigative procedures essential for effectively addressing such crimes, thereby bolstering the nation’s capabilities in combating maritime threats.

Source(s): PsmNews

Continue Reading

News

President reverts land act amendment to parliament

FI

Published

on

By

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has reverted the Ninth Amendment Bill to the Maldives Land Act to Parliament for further consideration.

This bill, which seeks to establish criteria for recipients of residential land and mandates that land be allocated within three months of the publication of the permanent list of recipients in the gazette, was initially passed during the twenty-second sitting of Parliament’s first session this year and sent to the President’s Office for ratification on May 2.

In returning the bill, President Muizzu invoked Article 91(a) of the Constitution, which grants the President the authority to return legislation to Parliament for reconsideration.

The President’s Office has confirmed this, indicating the need for further review and potential revisions to the proposed amendment.

Source(s): PsmNews

Continue Reading

Trending