Indian Airport Authority team in Maldives for Addu Airport survey

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Gan International Airport in Addu City. | Photo: Mihaaru.

Addu City, Maldives— A team from Airport Authority of India (AAI) has arrived to Maldives for a survey regarding the development of the Addu International Airport.

On their 4 day trip to the Maldives, AAI will be discussing with the government and the relevant authorities regarding the development of the Addu International Airport.

The scheduled meetings of AAI include a meeting with the Economic Minister of Maldives, Fayyaz Ismail on April 4th and 5th, a trip to the southernmost atoll, Addu City on April 6th to examine the Gan International Aiport.

While the Government of Maldives has decided a budget of USD 17 million for the development of the Addu International Airport, Minister Fayyaz had revealed on September 2020, that the money for this project will be acquired through Line of Credit from India Exim Bank.

Under this project, the government plans to bring changes to the airport terminal; establish a new air traffic control tower, change the fuel station of the Gan Airport and develop the airport runway.

Sources inform that the survey team aims to complete their work within the upcoming three days, regarding the development of the airport, and assign the project to a construction team to commence the project.

The incumbent Government of Maldives has pledged on several occasions to develop the southernmost atoll, Addu City, which includes Road development project assigned to an Indian company as well. While the road development project is set to commence, the Government is now working on assigning the land reclamation project of Addu City to a company.