Atoll Development for Sustainable Livelihoods
The Project is a sector loan within the Framework of the Government of Maldives' 6th National Development Plan (NDP). It is set within the context of the NDPs overarching theme of regional development and is focused on poverty reduction, community development and improvements in sanitation, solid waste management and land use planning. The Project has three components: (i) environmental management; (ii) land use planning and development; and (iii) capacity building.
The Project includes proposals to provide settled sewerage systems to three Focus Islands (Naifaru – Lhaviyani Atoll, Mahibadhoo – Alif Dhaal Atoll and Fonadhoo – Laamu Atoll) and at least 2 other Regional Growth Centres. It also includes a waste management strategy study and pilot project for introducing a sustainable approach to solid waste management based on re-use/recycling, to be implemented in Laamu Atoll Fonadhoo/Gan.