China to restore Dhiffushi Island School after fire

China’s Ambassador to the Maldives Yu Hongyao has pledged assistance to restore Kaafu Atoll Island Dhiffushi Island School after a fire on Saturday destroyed the school’s offices.

Earlier this week, The President’s Office announced that China will give the Maldives 50 million yuan (US$8.2 million) in grant aid “for the implementation of developmental projects and the advancement of public services.”

According to the President’s Office, Ambassador Yu pledged the assistance during a courtesy call to Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed today.

Yu said Chinese investors had gained confidence in the Maldives due to political stability following the election of the new administration, the PO reports.

Jameel thanked the Chinese government and asked for further Chinese assistance in in alleviating environmental challenges, providing clean drinking water and upgrading health services in the islands.