Unicef to help combat erosion in Meedhoo

The Central Province office has said an agreement will be signed with Unicef to combat beach erosion in Dhaalu atoll Meedhoo, Voice of Maldives reports.

Ibrahim Umar Manik, deputy state minister, said funds had been secured after a survey conducted on the island to determine the cost of the project. He added land reclamation on Meedhoo will also protect its sewerage plant and football field, located about ten feet away from the beach.

Meedhoo islanders have put up sandbagged at the beach as a temporary measure to prevent erosion. Umar said a permanent solution would be to reclaim land and construct a pier or harbour.