India presents Environment Minister with cheque for Coastal Zone Management Centre

India has granted $US31,526.28 for the development of the SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre (SCZMC) in the Maldives, reports Sun Online.

The Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives Dnyaneshwar Mulay today presented the cheque to the newly appointed Minister for Environment and Energy, Dr Mariyam Shakeela.

The body seeks to promote international coastal zone management amongst South Asian nations. One of the organisation’s top priorities is to build capacity at all levels to help member nations research and monitor environmental challenges as well as building resilience to the impacts of climate change.