America aids Maldives with MVR 2.4 million

Environment Ministry and USAID signed the in-kind agreement to support climate resilient interventions in the Maldives on Thursday | Photo: Ministry of Environment

Malé, Maldives – On Thursday, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Maldives signed an agreement with United States for International Development (USAID) to receive assistance worth MVR 2.4 million towards climate resilient interventions in the country.

The in-kind grant agreement will specifically be put to use in the protection of the mangroves and wetland of Goidhoo Island of Baa Atoll, as well as the protection of Goidhoo, Fulhadhoo and Fenedhoo island’s reeves.

At the signing ceremony, Minister Aminath Shauna stated that the Ministry hopes to establish an eco-tourism model that provides multiple socio-economic benefits to the local community of Goidhoo Atoll, while also promoting public-private partnership.

This is the fourth such grant offered by USAID this year under its Climate Adapatation Project, which is a USD 10.5 million dollar activity spanning over 5 years, and the first such agreement signed with the Maldive this year.