Parliament approves to join Safe Development Agreement

Gulhifalhu port development project | photo: Aaim Zameer

Male’, Maldives – The Parliament of Maldives has approved for Maldives to take part in an international agreement to ensure lasting infrastructural development and to be able to overcome disasters such as those due to extreme weather.

The decision was announced in yesterday’s parliament sitting in which the decision was according to that of the relevant committee on the matter sent to the parliament by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for Maldives to take part in the Charter of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CCDRI). The case was won with the vote of the 58 members that took part in the vote.

This charter is an international partnership between countries, agencies of the United Nations, programmes, multilayer development uses, financial arrangements as well as education centres and private centres to over disasters such as those due to weather and work for the development of the country.

The main aim of the charter is develop the infrastuctural resources in such a way that the damage to them from disasters are minimised and to change the current existing resources as well.

Speaker of the Parliament of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed said regarding the agreement that Maldives will not just participate in the agreement but rather take initiative and try to change the current ways of the agreement becoming an example to the world.