The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Malé Area was inaugurated by President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday.
The Male’ area is being formed as part of the MNDF decentralising its operations.
The president highlighted the importance of decentralising MNDF into different area commands. As a result, he said, army officers could now work closer to their families.
The president also mentioned the economic benefits to the local communities from the MNDF bases.
He said Rf65 million, spent annually on salaries, healthcare and catering for MNDF staff, would directly benefit the local economies.
MNDF have already established an area command centers in southern, central and northern parts of the country.