President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announces the administration's plans to provide housing and improve the wage structure of the armed forces.

He made these remarks in his speech at the event held to mark the 131st anniversary of the armed forces.

that the administration plans to develop 138 new housing units for servicemen and servicewomen.

The President added that the administration would put out a tender for the development of a 480-person and 100-person accommodation block in Kalhuthuhkala Koshi this year.

He also stated that the salaries and allowances of the armed forces would see positive changes once the administration's efforts to harmonize pay are completed.

President Solih noted the administration's efforts over the past four years to advance and develop the armed forces. He cited numerous accomplishments, including the unprecedented enhancement of capabilities.

He also stated that the government is acquiring advanced weapon-firing simulators and anti-drone systems and is planning to develop the Coastguard and Fire and Rescue Services.

At the ceremony, the President presented medals to four retired generals and other servicemen and servicewomen who had distinguished themselves in service to the armed forces.

The military, in its present form, was instituted on April 21, 1892, during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Nooraddin Siree Sundura Kaththiri Bavana Mahaaradhun.