Cabinet creates administrative framework on land use

The Cabinet has decided on an administrative framework on land use, which was put in place yesterday.

The framework includes how the government can use and manage the country’s land, including sandbanks and lagoons.The Ministry of Housing, Transport and Environment will keep a register of all the lands in Maldivian territory.

The framework stipulates that islands given for government ministries can be given to a third party only with the Cabinet’s approval.

The Cabinet also discussed their 2007 decision to build five airports in different islands, and decided to continue to construction of all five airports.