President Solih: Vilufushi Hospital’s funding agreement will be signed very soon

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meets Th. Vilufushi Council on November 18, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the funding agreement for the hospital to be constructed at Th. Vilufushi – will be signed very soon.

President Solih said this during a meeting held with Vilufushi Council this afternoon.

During this meeting, Councilors briefed the President on the most pertinent needs of Vilufushi residents, including the development of an airport, deepening the harbour, coastal protection, healthcare facilities, educational needs, and the socio-economic development of the island. Councilors also discussed some of the developmental projects to be carried out on the island.

Following this, President Solih noted that some of the projects at the island had to be halted due to budget constraints arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he noted the several projects included in next year's budget for the development of Vilufushi such as the government's plans to carry out the construction of the airport harbor and hospital development projects.

President Solih also assured Councilors that the concerns they raised on behalf of the residents will be discussed with the relevant ministries in order to find speedy solutions for it.

The President and Vilufushi Councilors were joined by the Chief of Staff at the President's Office Ali Zahir and Vilufushi MP Hassan Afeef during this meeting.