Vice President inaugurates ‘Saafu Hulhumalé’ initiative

Vice President Faisal Naseem | photo: President's Office

Male’, Maldives – Vice President Faisal Naseem has inaugurated the ‘Saafu Hulhumalé’ cleanup initiative at a special ceremony held this afternoon at Hulhumalé City.

In his remarks during the ceremony, Vice President reiterated the Government’s commitment to protecting the environment, ensuring road safety and providing clean and safe neighbourhoods. He also highlighted that the Government’s first large-scale programme after assuming office was a nationwide cleaning initiative, and also spoke on the Government’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic in the country.

The Vice President emphasized that one of the key lessons of the current Covid-19 pandemic has been the importance of cleanliness. He urged the public to always make hygiene and cleanliness high priorities, and to work towards keeping the country clean and safe as this is a key factor in overcoming the pandemic as well. Health officials are also continuously advising the public to take necessary sanitary measurements as to remain safe.

The ‘Saafu Hulhumalé’ cleanup initiative launched today will conduct cleaning activities in 40 different areas of Hulhumalé City over the course of the programme.

Till now, 13,444 positive cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Maldives and 12,836 have recovered from the disease. Im addition to this 48 people have passed away due to the disease. Health Protection Agency (HPA) continues to encourage the public to follow all safety measures and to continue wearing masks in public though release has been given on some of the measures.