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Maldives: Launches 9 development projects from $5.6 million Indian grant July 31,2020   |  Source: Business Standard

The Maldives on Tuesday launched nine community-based development projects, including a bottled water plant, which will use a $5.6 million grant from the Indian government. Speaking at the launch, Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir said the projects are transparent and demand-driven in nature with full ownership of the Government of Maldives.

The high commissioner elaborated that all processes including tendering, price negotiations, award of tenders, monitoring and execution was done by the Maldivian ministries and agencies. He said the projects -- which are for Maldivians, of Maldivians and by the Maldivians reflect the democratic ideals cherished by the people of both Maldives and India. Under the High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) scheme, three fish-processing plants would be set up in Maradhoo, Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo in Addu city, Addu Tourism Zone will be developed in Feydhoo, Meedhoo, Hithadhoo, Hulhudhoo and Maradhoo and a bottled water plant would be developed in Hoarafushi.

"A symbolic cheque of MVR 85 million ($5.6 million) was handed over to @abdulla_shahid by High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir for implementation of 9 High-Impact grant projects (HICDPs) in a ceremony," the Indian High Commission in Male said in tweet on Tuesday along with

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