Fuah Mulah airport would be operational by June 2011 if all goes to plan, reports Miadhu.
The company in charge of the airport’s development, Platinum Capital Holdings, said it has subcontracted Leem Company Pvt. Ltd. to clear the area for construction.
Once the area has been cleared, the company has said, the main contractor, Aima Construction, will begin the construction.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said Dash-8 planes, which can accommodate 38 passenger, will be able to land in the new airport.
The journey from Fuah Mulah to Malé will be shorter and easier, as the closest airport to Fulah Mulah is Gan.