Revival looking good
Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has appreciated the efforts made by the Maldives’ government to tackle the effects of climate change and make its voice heard in the international community. He was on a two-day visit to the Maldives last month.
“An investment plan by the Government to make the Maldives the first carbon neutral country in the world within a decade is commendable, given the island nation’s extreme vulnerability to rising sea levels. At the same time, the government of Maldives must continue with efforts to improve its fiscal management by diversifying the tax base, rationalizing expenditure, improving debt management and enhancing privatization of state-owned