Maldives government has forwarded their proposed state budget for the upcoming year of 2020 for the parliament for deliberation and evaluation.
As reflected from the proposed state budget for the next year, the total budget has been projected at MVR37.5 billion of which 27% will be allocated for Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP).
Under the PSIP, Maldives government executes various infrastructural development projects across the country.
As per the details of the still proposed, and subject-to-change budget, MVR3.3 billion has been allocated specifically towards projects in Greater Male’ region. For the remaining atolls state has proposed a budget of MVR2.5 billion under the PSIP spending.
Maldives government has proposed several prospective developmental projects for Addu City and thus is reflected on the budget with MVR523 million allocated for the atoll in the upcoming year.
Other prominent atolls of focus include Gaaf Dhaal atoll with a budget allocation of MVR486 million, Haa Dhaal atoll with MVR362 million, Thaa atoll with MVR332 million, Raa atoll with MVR309 million.
Fuvahmulah City, the only atoll in the island nation comprising of just one island and one of the most prospective destinations in the country has a PSIP budget allocation of MVR228 million.
Atolls with PSIP spending below MVR100 million for 2020 include Vaavu atoll, Faafu atoll and Dhaal atoll.
State aims on executing several development projects focused on housing, environment, social and economic growth.