President congratulates Obama; Agreement between the State Trading Organisation and EXIM Bank of Thailand signed; Greenpeace International to monitor illegal fishing in Maldives EEZ
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  • NOVEMBER 5-11)

    President Dr Mohamed Waheed has sent a congratulatory message to the President of the United States of America, Mr Barack Obama, following his re-election. ).1

    Reports noted that the State Trading Organisation (STO) and Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of Thailand co-signed a US$32 million syndicated loan agreement on October 30. Under the agreement, Exim Thailand and Bank of Maldives will jointly finance STO’s construction of the 5-star, 250-room Radisson Blu Hotel in Hulhumalé. ).2

    In other developments, according to reports, Greenpeace International has commenced a programme with the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) coastguard to monitor illegal fishing in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. ).3