Ooredoo temporarily closes fire damaged headquarters

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Malé, Maldives — Ooredoo has decided to temporarily close their headquarters which was damaged due to the fire on Friday.

On Saturday, the Telecommunications giant, Ooredoo Maldives announced that their headquarters which got damaged by the recent blaze in Male’ City, will remain closed for some time.

There was “significant damage to the office,” Ooredoo stated about their company headquarters which is located in Gadhage Mohamed Fulhu Building, where the State Bank of India (SBI) also operates.

Ooredoo has assured their customers despite the closer of their headquarters that, “Ooredoo’s operations have not been impacted, and they will continue to provide their services from home, regional offices and their Network Operations Center in Hulhumale.”

Friday night’s inferno that erupted in Henveiru Ward’s Tiolo cafe’ had spread to the adjacent, where a 10-storey, Gadhage Mohamed Fulhu Building. Reports say that although most of the damages were caused to the penthouse during the fire, lower floors were also affected to varying degrees.

Friday night’s fire continued to completely destroyed the two-storey building for two hours before Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL)’s firefighters brought the fire under control.

“We remain in solidarity with neighbouring homes and businesses who have been similarly impacted by the fire”, Ooredoo’s statement read.

Whil showing gratitude towards the emergency response team, the company also said that, “Most importantly, we are extremely grateful that none of our employees or anyone in the area was injured due to the incident.”

Fortunatly, no injuries were reported, nor any fatalities. The residents of that area were immediately evacuated and all the floors in Gadhage Mohamed Fulhu Building were vacant at the time of fire.