Six parties express interest in building airport on Felivaru

Six companies have expressed interest in building an airport on Lhaviyani Atoll Felivaru, the Transport Ministry has said.

Regional Airports Director Sami Ageel said the six parties include three domestic companies and three companies from Kuwait, Sri Lanka, and the UK.

Transport Minister Ameen Ibrahim has previously said the government would allow the winning company to establish a resort on Lhaviyani Atoll Madivaru. The government wants a 1,800 meter runway at Felivaru, he said.