President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih returned to the capital on Friday evening, after concluding a two-island visit to Laamu atoll.
The president’s first leg of the trip was to Kadhdhoo island, to inspect a training demonstration at the Maldives National Defence Force's (MNDF's) Central Area Headquarter.
President Solih then traveled to Gan island, where he inaugurated recently completed projects in the island, including the CT scan service at Laamu Gan Regional Hospital, Laamu Gan Zone Stadium and the Laamu Gan Central Power Plant.
During the inauguration ceremony, the president spoke on the “many planned projects” in Laamu Atoll in the upcoming year, in the spirit of helping the region develop rapidly.
This includes the development of a cancer hospital in Gan island with the support of the Indian Government, establishing a regional emergency operations center in Fonadhoo island to strengthen disaster-resilience, constructing harbors, enhancing water and sewerage systems, developing roads, building police stations as well as developing football stadiums in various islands in the region.
President Solih also visited the recently constructed central power station and toured the area during the visit.
The president departed to Laamu atoll on Thursday afternoon, and was joined by senior government officials including cabinet ministers.