Bank of Maldives develops nature park for visitors to experience natural beauty

The park was built in the least harmful manner, in hopes to preserve the environment for future generations  

The Community Fund is a program intended to empower NGOs and individuals to play a part in their communities via sustainable projects. Source: HassanNajmy/Shutterstock

The Bank of Maldives (BML) Community Fund developed a nature park in Hoadedhoo, Gaaf Dhaalu Atoll, for wetlands preservation and elevated visitor experience, reported The Edition 

Opened in late April, “Dhigemahkoda” nature park was built. in the wetlands around the southeast part of the island.  

This project was proposed by Hoadedhoo Sports in an effort to preserve the wetlands and offer an opportunity for visitors to be exposed to the natural beauty of the destination.  

The nature park also aspired to raise awareness on the importance of environmental protection for future generations to relish.  

Included this in this development is an 85 metre walkway, as well as a viewing platform and benches within the park. Barbeque zones and special areas specifically for cutting fish were also built, so that day trips can be enjoyed.  

Mahdhoon Adam, the winner of BML’s funding, said that their main goal was to develop the area in a manner that was least harmful to the environment. 

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“This area is developed so that in addition to the people of Hoadedhoo, the people of Madaveli can also enjoy it as the two islands are connected by a causeway. I hope people from both islands can enjoy this nature park,” said Adam.  

Initiated in 2019, the Community Fund is a program intended to empower NGOs and individuals to play a part in their communities via sustainable projects.  

All in all, BML has now provided project investments in 40 islands across the country. 

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