President Mohamed Nasheed has said political rivalry in the islands should not impede their development.
Speaking at Noonu Manadhoo, in the final leg of his visit of the northern atolls, President Nasheed urged all parties to communicate in situations of disputes and disagreements.
He said the government would consider public opinion before implementing all its policies.
He spoke on the measures to be taken in improving the education system. He said school boards were formed in most of the schools and they were given considerable authority in the management of the schools.
The president noted the connection between educating the youth and the future development of the country.
President Nasheed also mentioned the transportation and housing projects being set up for Noonu Atoll.