Seven new High-Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) in Maldives have been announced by India.
The new project’s total value is estimated around MVR 27 million and will be carried out across seven atolls. The seven atolls in which the projects will be carried out include Haa Dhaal atoll, Noonu atoll, Kaafu atoll, Alif Dhaal atoll, Thaa atoll, Gaaf Alif atoll and Seenu atoll.
The seven projects are:
- A project to establish an Audiology Unit in Kulhudhuffushi Hospital,
- A project to establish site museums in Landhoo island of Noonu atoll and Dhiyamigili island of Thaa atoll,
- A project to establish a multi-sports complex in Manadhoo island of Noonu atoll,
- A project to develop a Prosthetics and Orthotics Facility in Hulhumalé Hospital,
- A project to build a youth center in Dhigurah island of Alif Dhaal atoll,
- A project to build a youth center in Gemanafushi island of Gaaf Alif atoll,
- A project to establish a mental health unit at Addu Equatorial Hospital.
The announcement was made during India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s recent visit to the Maldives. A total of 27 projects have been funded by the Indian High-Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) grant assistance scheme.
During his recent visit, Dr. Jaishankar inaugurated two projects undertaken in Addu City with the Indian grant assistance under the High Impact Community Development Projects scheme; “Vilunu” drug rehabilitation facility, and “Mulimathi” tourism zone as well.