President asked for bank branch in Hinnavaru

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meets with residents of Lh. Hinnavaru on February 18, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

Lh. Hinnavaru Council has asked the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for a bank branch in Hinnavaru.

The request was made during a meeting between the President and members of Hinnavaru Council and Women’s Development Committee at the island’s youth center on Friday evening.

At the meeting, the councilors acknowledged the developmental projects initiated by the current administration, and shared with the President their concerns and most pertinent needs.

They proposed some changes to the harbor development plans and highlighted the need for improving banking services, modernizing and revamping school buildings and strengthening human resources in the education sector.

Meanwhile, members of the WDC shared with the President their efforts in socio-economic development and highlighted the need for a dedicated office building. They also discussed with the President arrangements for expectant mothers to travel to the Lh. Atoll Hospital.

President Solih and his delegation briefed the members with the latest updates on the developmental projects underway in Hinnavaru.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meets with residents of Lh. Hinnavaru on February 18, 2022. (Photo/President's Office)

Afterwards, President Solih met with the residents of his home island, and discussed developmental plans for the island.

He said the hospital project was in the tender stages and spoke about expanding the existing harbor and building a new one.

Other projects planned for the island include road development, building a university campus and 100 housing units, and improvement of the electricity network.

Highlighting that funds had been earmarked in the budget to develop a new building for the local council, President Solih provided assurance that arrangements would be made to improve banking services.

He went on to emphasize his administration’s commitment to listen to the people and prioritize their needs.

President Solih, in his current tour of Lh. Atoll, is also scheduled to visit Felivaru, Naifaru, Olhuvelifushi and Kurendhoo.

He is accompanied on the tour by ministers and government officials.