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India and Maldives: India, Maldives Sign Contract To Set Up Fish Processing Plants July 23,2020   |  Source: Business World

India and the Maldives on Wednesday signed a contract to set up fish processing plants at two of the islands in the Maldives. The island nation's Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and High Commissioner of India Sunjay Sudhir participated in the contract-signing ceremony virtually.

"The contract-signing ceremony for setting up of neighbourhood fish processing plants in Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo was organised by the Addu City Council," the Indian embassy said in a statement. In 2019, Maldives and India signed MoUs to set up three neighbourhood fish processing plants or 'Geydhoshu Mas Plants' costing a total of around USD 1.5 million in Maradhoo, Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo under MoUs signed between the High Commissioner of India. The Addu City Council will be the implementing agency for these projects. The contract for construction of the fish processing plant in Hithadoo has been awarded by Addu City Council in May this year.

In his address, Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir recalled that the MoUs for implementation of the fish processing plants was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on December 4 last year. Sudhir said that there had been concrete progress regarding the

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