President announces technical survey to expand Fuvahmulah Airport

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed during visit to Fuvahmulah City | Photo: President's Office

Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Friday stated that the government will conduct a technical survey to determine the extent to which the Fuvahmulah airport could be expanded.

The President stated this with regards to a proposal to expand the airport by Fuvahmulah City Council.

In addition to the potential expansion of the airport, the President announced multiple development projects for the city during his visit including,

  • 200 housing units, in addition to the 200 housing unit project that is currently in the tendering stage.
  • second phase of road construction would commence which would extend the road by 10 kilometres.
  • new 50-bed hospital to be developed in Fuvahmulah City would offer specialty services for children and women.
  • harbour survey work to be contracted to the same company that had previously constructed the harbour in Fuvahmulah City.

President Solih had disclosed the latest information regarding key developmental projects intended to alleviate the difficulties faced by the people, including resolving issues raised by fishers, plans to develop a public swimming pool and divulged details of other projects that are currently underway in the city.

In his speech, the President reiterated that the administration would seek counsel from the people and implement its developmental initiatives to better serve the people. Highlighting that Fuvahmulah City is a designated biosphere reserve, the President said that all developmental initiatives in the city would align with the administration’s commitment to protecting the natural environment and ensuring sustainability for future generations.

The President’s visit to Fuvahmulah City is part of the President and the First Lady’s ongoing four-day tour of Fuvahmulah and Addu Cities. They are accompanied on the visit by Cabinet ministers and senior government officials. President is scheduled to depart to Addu City this evening.