President opens Male’ City Hall

President Mohamed Nasheed opened the new Male’ City Council office or Male’ City Hall at Galolhu Billoorijehige (old national library site) yesterday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the President noted that more than one-third of development projects were focused on Male’ as one-third of the country’s population was concentrated in the capital.

President Nasheed suggested that the capital could be expanded to encompass the islands from Kaafu Atoll Kudafaru near Hulhumale’ to Giraavaru.

Mayor ‘Maizan’ Ali Manik meanwhile said that the tasks of the council has been divided into eight areas and a councillor has been chosen to oversee each municipal service.