Agreement signed to develop Hoadedhdhoo Nature Park

Hoadedhdhoo Island Council and Huvadhoo Aid have signed an agreement to develop Hoadedhdhoo Nature Park.

The agreement was signed to strengthen the capacity to conserve mangroves in Hoadedhdhoo through sustainable nature tourism, monitoring, and education. Huvadhoo Aid stated the project will be completed within three years at a cost of USD 194,000. The non-governmental organisation (NGO) added that the project will be funded with donations from various parties.

Huvadhoo Aid has presented a concept design for the approval of the Hoadedhdhoo council. As part of the project, the Hoadedhdhoo Nature Park will be developed with a boardwalk and a viewing platform. The park will also include a tower for events and conferences, as well as three canoes and three-pedal boats. The project also includes holding awareness and training programmes related to environmental preservation and replanting trees in areas in Hoadedhdhoo that have lost their greenery.

Huvadhoo Aid will also be assisting the island council in establishing policies related to preserving the local environment. The NGO is tasked with managing the nature park for the first five years and will be establishing a seven-member management committee.