A team from Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office together with Baa Atoll Conservation Fund recently visited the newly opened resorts in Baa Atoll. The main purpose of the visit was to share information with the management of the resorts on Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve and also to undertake the same exercise with the Dive School and watersports teams of the resorts.
The #BRTeam first visited #DhigufaruIslandResort and met with Resident Manager of the resort Mr.Ibrahim Thasleem, Dive and Water sports Team of the resort and from there on travelled to #Milaidhoo Island and undertook meeting with the General Manager Mr.Shuhan together with the resident marine biologist and Dive and Water Sports Team of #Milaidhoo Island.
In commemoration of 5 years of Biosphere Reserve status for Baa Atoll a stamp set and a postcard was launched at a special ceremony held today at the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
As is the custom of Maldives Post when launching a stamp set, the Minister of Environment and Energy Mr.Thoriq Ibrahim officially signed the stamp set, and the stamp set and the post card was officially launched by the Chief Guest of the function Minister of Tourism Mr.Moosa Zameer.
The function held at the Ministry of Environment and Energy was attended by President, Vice President of Baa Atoll Council, Biosphere Reserve Board and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund Board members and senior staff of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, representatives from Environmental Protection Agency and staff of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Office.
The Training Course on Outboard Engine Repair and Maintenance Course funded by Baa Atoll Conservation Fund has been successfully completed.
One of the most important objective of the Training Programme is to find a solution to the long lasting problems faced by outboard vessel owners of Baa Atoll on the lack of know -how and knowledge by captains and boat crews in fixing minor issues to outboard engines.
Certified Instructors from Yamaha, Mercury and Maldives Police Services was in-charge of all training sessions including both theory practical and practical which was held for a period of twenty one days.
The “Outboad Engine Repair and maintance Course” was conducted from 19 November to 6 December 2015 in Eydhafushi with the technical assistance from Maldives Police Services and Alia Investments Pvt Ltd. The course was free for all participants.
25 participants initially were enrolled in the Course but due to various reason only 17 paticipants completed the course.
The inauguration of “Outboad Engine Repair and maintance Course” Course was held on 19 November in Eydhafushi and a delegation from Maldives Police Services, Alia Investment Pvt Ltdtogether with Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office, Baa Atoll Conservation Fund, senior officials from public and private sector attended the ceremony.
The participants of the Course were given training on the two most common brands of outboard engines used in the country namely Yamaha and Mercury through theory and practical lessons.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Suady together with Managing Director of Alia Investment Pvt Ltd attended the closing ceremony of the Training Course. Both the Assistant Commissioner and the Managing Director both pledged their organizations' full coorperation to develop this skill in Eydhafushi and upgrade participants' skills and informed that and all doors in relation to this will always be open.
The demand for service, repair and maintenance of outboard engines is continuously increasing throughout the atoll., However, there is no specialized Service Center for this service in the atoll as trained technicians are few in this field and most of the time service has to be acquired from Male' which is very costly and inconvenient for speed boat owners.
FEYLI and Baa Atoll Conservation Fund hopes that upon completion of Outboard Engine Repair and Maintenance Course by the 17 trained participants they will be able to undertake all minor repair and maintenance work of outboard engines whereby solving the issues faced with outboard engine repair and maintenance. In return saving the vessels owners time and hassle of transporting the vessel to Male' or bringing in a trained mechanic from outside the atoll or Male’ to undertake the required work.
Work is already ongoing by FEYLI to make arrangements for Eydhafushi to become a hub for service, repair and maintenance of outboard engines as the number of outboard vessels in the atoll continue to increase whereby contributing for future employment and economic growth of Eydhafushi and the atoll.
The partnership agreement was signed at the ceremony held to launch the stamp set and postcard of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Ms. Hafeeza Ibrahim, Assistant Managing Director signed on behalf of Maldives Post. Ltd while Mr.Thoriq Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy signed on behalf of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.
Under the agreement signed Maldives Post will be responsible for distributing the stamp set and post card of Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve and all proceedings from the sale of the stamp set and post card will directly come to Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.The partnership agreement was signed at the ceremony held to launch the stamp set and postcard of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Ms. Hafeeza Ibrahim, Assistant Managing Director signed on behalf of Maldives Post. Ltd while Mr.Thoriq Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy signed on behalf of Baa Atoll Conservation Fund.
The inauguration of “Outboad Engine Repair and maintenance Course” funded by Baa Atoll Conservation Fund under was held on 19 November in Eydhafushi. A delegation from Maldives Police Services, Alia Investment Pvt Ltd together with Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve Office, Baa Atoll Conservation Fund, senior officials from public and private sector attended the opening ceremony.
Certified Instructors from Yamaha, Mercury and Maldives Police Services will be in-charge of all training sessions which includes both theory practical and practical which will be held for a period of twenty one days.
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