The first couple have completed their tour of the southernmost towns of Addu and Fuvahmulah.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed concluded their four-day visit to the southernmost towns on Monday.

They led a delegation of Cabinet ministers and senior government officials on the trip, which was also joined by India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

At the start of the tour, the first couple held a traditional “Maahefun” party to commemorate the fasting month of Ramadan 1443.

During the rallies, President Solih shared details of planned development projects for the cities and also met with city councils and Women’s Development Committees (WDCs) of the two cities, where discussions focused on the needs and the most pressing issues facing communities.

Also, the National Police and Law Enforcement College was inaugurated in Addu on Sunday.

The facility is equipped with the latest technology and the necessary resources to conduct trainings in accordance with democratic principles and international best practices.

Stepping onto the podium at the event, the President noted that the facility will play a pivotal role in the development of the Maldives Police Service (MPS).

The voyage also saw the inauguration of ports in Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo and Meedhoo districts of Addu.

Work on the largest road development project ever in Addu was also launched during the trip. The project includes a stormwater drainage system.

A ceremony was also held by the President during the visit, during which an agreement was signed to reclaim 194.3 hectares of land under the Addu City Reclamation Project.

First Lady Fazna also inaugurated a new building with 12 classrooms at Maradhoo School.

In addition to this, the first couple also assessed the progress of development projects initiated by the government. They also visited government institutions and offices to inquire about the services offered in the towns of Fuvahmulah and Addu.