India to provide IT assistance, medical supplies and sports equipment

Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives Dnyaneshwar Mulay and State Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem have signed a US$5.7 million agreement between the two countries to provide IT assistance to the Maldives.

President Mohamed Nasheed said the agreement would increase the use of technology in the atolls and would be of particular benefit to students.

Furthermore, the Indian government is providing Rf 3.1 million (US$240,000) worth of medical supplies to atoll health centres suffering shortages, and sports equipment worth Rf 2 million (US$155,000).