Universal Enterprises Chairman appointed head of MIAL

Universal Enterprises Chairman Mohamed Umar Maniku has been appointed as head of Male’ International Airport Limited (MIAL).

Along with Maniku, Island Aviation Chairman Bandhu Ibrahim Saleem was appointed as the Managing Director of the company by President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik on Thursday (March 28).

According to local media, Maniku also filled the position of chairman of the ‘Airport Advisory Committee’, a committee that was constituted by Waheed to advise the government on airport management.

The President’s Office confirmed that Ahmed Munawwar, Thoriq Ibrahim, Abdulla Yazeed and Ibrahim Iyas were appointed to the board of directors by Waheed.

Local media reported that once MIAL is fully established, all matters regarding to the management and development of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport will be carried out by the company.


Nasheed opens new mosque in Rasdhoo

President Mohamed Nasheed opened a new 600-capacity mosque yesterday built in Rasdhoo in Alif Alif Atoll by Universal Enterprises.

According to the President’s Office, “the mosque was constructed in remembrance of the late Aminath Hussain Kaleyfaanu of Kolige, daughter of the late Maizaandhoshuge Hussain Kaleyfaanu of Rasdhoo.”

Following the opening ceremony, islanders of Rasdhoo presented Universal Enterprises Chairman Mohamed Manik with a memento of appreciation.

The mosque was designed by Ahmed Abbas and built by private contractors Amin Construction.

Prior to his visit to Rasdhoo, the President on Thursday met the island councils of Rinbudhoo, Meedhoo and Bandidhoo during a tour of Dhaal Atoll.

President Nasheed spoke about decentralisation and devolving more decision-making powers to local councils and exchanged views on planned development projects.