Bill presented to dissolve Maldives Transport Authority

Picture of the Maldivian Parliament | Photo: Majlis

Male’, Maldives —A bill has been presented to the Parliament of Maldives to dissolve the Maldives Transport Authority.

The bill was presented by the Member of Constituency of Vaikuraidhoo, Hussain Ziyaadh on behalf of the government to strengthen the sea and road transportation in Maldives.

The bill was presented to the parliament on March 23rd and the first hearing for the bill has been completed. The government has planned to dissolve the Maldives Transport Authority through this bill and to change the employees in this company to the Transport Ministry of Maldives.

The decision from the government comes after several employees have complained saying that the there are conflicts in the jurisdiction of the Maldives Transport Authority and Transport Ministry of Maldives, delaying the services being provided to the residents.

President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had earlier announced on March 10th that the Maldives Transport Authority will be dismissed in the near future. He assured all the employees that although the company will be dismissed, no employees working in the authority will have to incur any loss as the government will provide employment opportunities for them.