Malé, Maldives – Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure has signed an agreement with Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) to develop an airport in M. Muli for MVR 221.7 million.
Within the scope of the project, a 1,200 meter long runway, airport terminal and other necessary facilities would also be developed by MTCC.
Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, Planning Minister Mohamed Aslam said that Muli airport development was part of the government’s pledge to have an airport within thirty minute distance from each island of the Maldives. He also pointed out that Meemu Atoll was geographically more isolated compared to other atolls in the country.
In addition to Muli airport, government had announced for interested parties for four additional airport development projects in Maldives. Government announced for parties to submit expressions of interest, to develop airports in Thulhaadhoo of Baa Atoll, Bilehfahi of Shaviyani Atoll, Vilufushi of Thaa Atoll and Makunudhoo of Haa Dhaalu Atoll.
Currently there are several already ongoing airport development projects, including Madivaru in Lhaviyani Atoll, and in Gdh. Faresmathoda, of which the latter is being developed my Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) while the former is being developed by the private party. Currently, the Maldives has three international airports with 14 domestic airports, scattered across the country.