Month: September 2020

New Investment Opportunity in Maldives Tourism

Through their social media, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has announced that they are looking for a new investor to develop Ihavandhippolhu atoll which is the northern-most atoll in the Maldives. The development project is advertised focusing on easy travelling within the atoll since Ihavandhippolhu atoll is 50 minutes from Hanimaadhoo International Airport. Minister of …

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Maldives-India Cargo Ferry Service Kicks Off

The launching ceremony of the Maldives-India cargo ferry service was officiated by Ms. Aishath Nahula, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation for the Maldives and Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Shipping for India. The cargo ferry service is an important instrument for the economical development in the northern atolls of Maldives and strengthens the trading …

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Leasing of Executive Lounge in Seaplane Terminal

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has announced that they are leasing the executive lounge spaces in the newly established Seaplane Terminal Building at Velana International Airport (VIA). All parties successful in the tender process is required to setup and operate lounge spaces subject to the guidelines and instructions provided by MACL and all applicants shall …

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Publication of ‘Multi-Hazard Risk Atlas of Maldives’

Composed of 5 volumes, the ‘Multi-Hazard Risk Atlas of Maldives’ has been published by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in a virtual meeting. This atlas was prepared by the professional guidance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and under the research conducted by the ‘Climate Risk Screening for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Activities and …

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Employment Act Revised

The parliament has enacted several changes to the Employment Act. The amendment bill passed on Sunday, 6 September 2020 was initially submitted by the government in June 2019. However, the parliament’s version is a bit different from the one submitted by the government. The parliamentary review of the bill was largely carried out by a …

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