President Abdulla Yameen concluded his visit to HDh. Kulhudhuffushi and returned to capital Male’ on Monday.
During the visit the President launched the island’s airport development project’s land reclamation work and Maldives Transport and Contracting Company’s dredger, which was custom-made for the project.
Coinciding the visit, Progressive Party of Maldives held a rally in the island on Sunday night to mark the party’s sixth anniversary. President Yameen attended and addressed the rally.
The visit comes amid controversies surrounding the airport project, for which government is destroying the island's mangrove area. The move is being strongly criticised by many, especially environmental activists.