Addu City, Maldives —Indian High Commission (HIC) of Maldives states that once the development project from Gan International Airport is completed, it will be a noticeable regional hub of this region.
Addu International Airport project is being carried out under credit facility of USD 800 million from India. Under this project, the Gan airport will be made a regional hub, enhancing opportunities for tourism and increasing the number of tourists that visit Southern Maldives. Along with this, seaplane operations in the southern area will also widen with this project.
In addition to this, the international terminal in Gan airport will also be upgraded under this project, where a domestic terminal will be built along with making access roads and sports infrastructure in the airport.
The current Gan International Airport terminal will be upgraded into international standards which consist of duty-free shops, restaurants and lounge services. The government also aims to build a separate route to go to the airport, upgrading cargo services and establishing solar panels in the airport.
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.