Ali Hashim to head Addu International Airport Company

Former Finance Minister Ali Hashim has been appointed Chairman of the Addu International Airport Company Ltd (AIACL), a new joint venture formed between the Gan Airport Company, State Trading Organisation (STO) and the Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL), reports Haveeru.

Apart from Hashim, who resigned in December last year after parliament rejected his reappointment by President Mohamed Nasheed, the AIACL’s board comprises of STO MD Shahid Ali, MACL CEO Mohamed Ibrahim and Gan Airport MD Mohamed Didi and the company’s board member Ahmed Naseer.

STO MD Shahid Ali told newspaper Haveeru in January that the highest priority for the new joint venture would be to expand the airport’s runway and improve its surface to allow international flights to land in the southernmost atoll.