President inaugurates Male’ City greenery programme

President Mohamed Nasheed inaugurated a city council programme last week to plant trees in the congested capital city for “a greener, shadier, and more peaceful Male’.”

Speaking at a ceremony on Thursday, President Nasheed underscored the progress of the government’s flagship “Veshi Fahi Male'” housing programme, revealing plans to build more flats in an additional six areas of Male’.

Under the greenery programme meanwhile, the city council plans to plant 600 trees on both sides of the main thoroughfare Majeedhee Magu.

While the Indian High Commission has donated 10,000 trees, the council has also been receiving donations from islands, individuals and businesses.