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Mohammed Rasheed, Maldivian ambassador to China, had an online communication with Chinese netizens at People's Daily Online, on the afternoon of Oct. 17, 2012.
Referring to the tourism development plan, the ambassador said the Maldives attaches great importance on environment protection. The development plan is formulated on the basis of environment protection and measures coping with global warming.
The most important task is to protect the 2,000 islands in the country. It is difficult to protect the total 2,000 islands, of which 198 having residents. The government expects people to voluntarily immigrate to bigger islands, which would be easier for them to arrange medical care, education, etc.