“Clean and Green Eydhafushi” campaign launched
A campaign to keep Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi island clean and green has been started as a collaborative effort between Eydhafushi’s non-governmental organization (NGO) FEYLI, Soneva Fushi resort of Baa atoll, and Eydhafush’s Council.
FEYLI’s founder member Abdul Razzaag Mohamed launched the program on Friday.
The program is lent support by the environmental club of Baa Atoll Education Centre (BAEC), located in Eydhafushi, along with guides and scouts, parents, and government and private agencies.
Dustbin bags were installed on the northern coast of the island while trees were planted.
According to FEYLI, awareness programs for students are to be conducted for students, while shade giving trees are to be planted in the premises of government and private agencies.
A project to recycle plastic will also be conducted, FEYLI said.
At the inaugural ceremony, Soneva Fushi’s Community Engagement Officer Abdul Moomin said that the resort will always lend assistance to such social and environmental projects.
Eydhafushi Council’s President Tholal Abdul Rahman told the inaugural ceremony that such a program is needed for the island amidst complaints that Eydhafushi is hot.
“Earlier, we heard about trees being cut. But hereafter this Council will usher in greening,” he said.
Tholal said that this initiative by FEYLI will be successful only with the cooperation and support of Eydhafushi’s residents in keeping Eydhafushi clean and green.
At the inaugural ceremony, more than 50 trees were planted on the northern coast, and 60 dustbins installed at the harbor of the north coastal area.