Fuvahmulah airport to install lights on runway

A contract to provide lighting for Fuvahmulah airport has been awarded to a Sri Lankan company, local media reports.

The MVR4.5million project will make it possible to land planes in the southern atoll at all hours, with the airport currently the only one in the country where this is not possible.

Sun Online reports that President Dr Mohamed Waheed will travel to Fuvamulah tomorrow to inaugurate the project, which is expected to be complete in three months.

The airport, owned by the State Trading Organisation, was opened in 2011, increasing access to one of the most isolated areas of the country.