1,200 projects by the government are ongoing: Mabrouq

Newly appointed Spokesperson of the Presidents Office, Mohamed Mabrook Azeez | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The government of Maldives has revealed that a total of 1,200 government projects are currently ongoing across various parts of the entire country.

In a press conference held virtually at the President’s Office on Wednesday afternoon, Spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez said that with only two years in to the current administration, it has become the only government to have carried out this many projects and that the present time currently has the most number of ongoing projects in the entire history of the country.

Detailing some of the projects, Mabrouq said that nine projects were completed in the past month, and that seven new projects have since been initiated.

Among these are extensions of hospitals, work on ferry terminals, gyms harbours etc.

Mabrouq Azeez, Spokesperson, President’s Office, Maldives

He further added that the government is working on solving issues within the islands of the country that have persisted for years, and that as such, management of solid waste would be of priority this year.

There are many islands in the Maldives with solid waste that just remain in piles without proper management options. This is being worked on under the legacy waste program now, with projects in 8 islands coming to a conclusion, with additional projects in 6 islands ongoing. Projects for 6 more islands have also been planned.

Mabrouq Azeez, Spokesperson, President’s Office, Maldives

Mabrouq also said that the water and sewerage projects in all islands of the Maldives would be concluded by the year 2023 and that there would be no differentiation among the islands of the country in the provision of developmental projects.