President pledges to address issues facing Addu

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Sunday, provided assurance the government will pay special attention to Addu City given its considerable population.

He provided the assurance in a virtual meeting with members of Addu City Council on Sunday afternoon.

At the meeting, Addu councilors thanked the President for the developmental projects underway in Addu, and shared topical problems and concerns from residents.

President Solih responded by providing assurance he will address the concerns regarding health services, road development projects, harbor development projects, social development services and other ongoing projects.

He noted Addu City’s considerable population, and provided assurance developmental projects in the city will continue forward without delay.

He said the government will collaborate with appropriate ministries to address the council’s concerns about the road development project, sewerage system upgrade, commercial port, housing projects, healthcare services, education and other socioeconomic difficulties.

President Solih said that the government attaches great importance to facilitating the smooth operation of the PSIP projects, noting councils have been entrusted with a considerable amount of responsibility under the amendments to the Decentralization Act.