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Local firm to develop domestic airport in Maafaru

Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer (L) and Sun Siyam Resorts' Director Ahmed Mauroof (L-2) sign agreement awarding development of Maafaru domestic airport to Sun Siyam Resorts. PHOTO: TOURISM MINISTRY

The Maldives government awarded development of a domestic airport in the island of Maafaru in Noonu atoll to Sun Siyam Resorts.

The Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer and Sun Siyam Resorts’ Director Ahmed Mauroof, who is a member of the ruling coalition partner Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) and lawmaker of Kendhikulhudhoo, signed the agreement on Wednesday. Sun Siyam Resorts is a company of which MDA’s leader Ahmed Siyam is a stakeholder.

In a statement, the Tourism Ministry stated that Sun Siyam Resorts propose to develop the Maafaru domestic airport under a public private partnership policy. The company will al

so developed a transit hotel in the airport as well as reclaim a part of the island’s lagoon for the development of a resort.

According to the ministry, Sun Siyam Resorts will develop a state-of-the-art domestic airport with a runway of 1,800 metres and capacity to service six jet simultaneously. The company proposes to complete the project within two years.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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