Saudi Arabia donates dates to Maldives each year and this year no different in receiving dates. Dates are the first food consumed to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
According to Ministry of Islamic Affairs dates this time would be distributed firstly to the underprivileged.
The donated dates give by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year would be distributed per 100 households which would receive 33 packages. The ministry has stated the package would delivered after underprivileged allocation has been done. These packets would be distributed based on the National identification card which would firstly give priority to the needy.
City, Island and Atoll council would be put in charge of distributing the dates amongst islands, cities and atolls. The ministry has noted council officials are required to collect the dates for distribution from the Ministry during Ramadan from 9:30 till 17:00. The processed has been already underway to supply dates it finishes.