Newly-decreed uninhabited islands to be resort, airport

The Bilhifeyshi area and Thoon’du area of Fuvahmulah have been officially recognised as uninhabited islands.

President Mohamed Nasheed signed decrees for both islands during a special meeting at Fuvahmulah, which addressed development projects for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The President said the two islands will be used for tourism. Development on these islands will be overseen by Fuvahmulaku Development Corporation Limited, a government company that was also created today.

Resort construction will begin at what was formerly Thoon’du area next week. Plans to build an airport at Bilhifeyshi area island are underway.

Development of these islands will be in accordance with the government’s social and economic development policies. The plan is said to provide more opportunities for local business investment and job growth.


6 thoughts on “Newly-decreed uninhabited islands to be resort, airport”

  1. Well, now I believe that our beloved president plans nine moves before he moves a pawn on a chess board.
    The wonderful idea of newly-decreed uninhabited Islands in Thoon’du and Bilhifeyshi area is to develop tourist facilities with necessary infrastructures with first class bars with alcoholic beverages. All though these resorts are developed in an inhabited Island the bloody Mullahs and Wahabi can never rave about of selling sprits and liquors in an inhabited Island technically, I wonder if the Mullahs and bloody Wahabi's are aware of this move of President Nasheed.

  2. aaei hassanaa kalo..

    two city hotels and an airport will not develop the island. remember addu had equator village and the airport for how long? how much is addu developed?

    ehehn vee maa moya nugovaa huray

  3. @hassan, how does it become a wonderful idea? its simply illogical to me. the area can be demarcated as an uninhabited "avah" (ward), but not an uninhabited island, just like a man cannot be logically changed into woman just by saying so. and why can some of the commentators leave out mocking religion at least for one day. soem maldivians are simply not at ease in their minds..

  4. @Mohamed

    The definition of an administrative “island” has changed, and according to the new definition, it is perfectly logical.

    Now, an administrative island, is an area within an administrative atoll, with a local council governing over it…
    Fuvahmulah Island is an adminstrative atoll. So, the constituencies inside Fuvahmulah qualify as islands (in the administrative sense)

  5. wait, so how many islands are there in fuvahmulah now?
    the inhabited 8, and uninhabited 2?


Comments are closed.