Government to lease four islands for resort development

The Ministry of Tourism has made an announcement today inviting expressions of interest (EOI) to develop four uninhabited islands and one lagoon as tourist resorts.

The designated islands were Haa Dhaal Dhipparufushi, Haa Dhaal Kanamana, Haa Dhaal Kudafarufasgandu, Shaviyani Bolissafaru, and a lagoon in Haa Dhaal Atoll with the coordinates 6°42’41”N, 72°54’34”E.

Dh. Kanamana. H. Dh. Kudafarufasgandu and the lagoon in H. Dh Atoll mentioned above will be developed as a single project,” the announcement noted.

The deadline for submission of EOI is December 4 while an information session would be held on November 27 at the ministry.

President Abdulla Yameen announced plans to develop five tourist resorts in Haa Dhaal atoll during a visit to two northern islands earlier this month.

Haa Dhaal is currently the only atoll in the country without a resort in operation.