Maldives to seek India's help in various initiatives
India also told Maldives Minister A Abdullah that it will help them in establishing a Marine National Park similar to the one in Gujarat.india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 13:04 IST
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Namo Narain Meena has assured the visiting Maldives Minister HE Ahmed Abdullah that India would help in establishing a Marine National Park similar to the one in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
He was discussing various issues with the visiting dignitaries.
He also promised India's help in capacity building measures in Coastal Management which could cover mangroves and coral reef conservation, an official release said here on Friday.
While appreciating the role of Maldives in South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) & Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), he informed that under GEF's Small Grants Programme of India, an E-network is being set up to share experiences.
In his turn, the Maldives Minister thanked India for its help during tsunami and sought India's help in capacity building and training in the field of coastal management.
He also informed the hosts that Maldives will launch an eco-schools programmeand seekIndia's help in training, awareness creation, etc.
He also mentioned that Maldives would welcome any tourism linked development initiatives, as its economy is highly dependent on tourism.