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Netherlands grants USD10.7 mln for Fuvahmulah coastal protection

Finance minister Ahmed Munawar (L) and Embassy of Netherlands's deputy head of mission Eva Woersem sign and exchange agreement for RVO to grant USD 10.7 million for the Fuvahmulah coastal protection project.

Finance minister Ahmed Munawar (L) and Embassy of Netherlands’s deputy head of mission Eva Woersem sign and exchange agreement for RVO to grant USD 10.7 million for the Fuvahmulah coastal protection project. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has granted the southern island of Fuvahmulah received USD 10.7 million for its coastal protection project.

At a ceremony held Monday, the grant agreement was signed by finance minister Ahmed Munawar and the deputy head of mission at the Embassy of Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Eva Woersem. The ceremony was also attended by Fuvahmulah MP Abdullah Maseeh, the parliament speaker.

According to Munawar, the Fuvahmulah coastal protection project is estimated to cost USD 25.5 million, which includes the USD 10.7 million grant from RVO and a loan obtained from the Kuwait Fund. The loan agreement with Kuwait Fund was signed in July this year.

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