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Rural Planning Department


  • They provide technical support to all Island Councils in order that they achieve their development needs through government and donor assistance.

  • This division activities are centered on the planning and management of all development projects for the island councils.

  • They coordinate and facilitate Rural Development Activities as well as policies and legislation to ensure sustainable rural development that leads to improved living conditions and shelter, poverty reduction, and in turn leads to the easing of rural-urban drift.

  • Responsible for managing the village banks, established under the Village Bank Act. The village banks are funded by Government and managed by the village communities to provide micro-loans to villagers for a range of purposes, both commercial and personal.