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Maldives Building Five More Underwater Airports


By Paul Homewood





News from the Maldives that work is underway on five new airports, with another three in the pipeline.


Ministry of Transport and Communication has said that the delayed works on five regional airports are now underway.
Speaking at a press conference today, Minister of Transport Dr Ahmed Shamheed said that the ministry’s highest priority currently is the development regional airports.
Work is underway on the development of airports in B. Dharavandhoo, Th. Thimarafushi, Ga. Kooddoo, R. Ifuru, and Gdh. Maavarulu.
“Development of airports in all regions is underway. We are currently at the planning stage, and looking for investors,” Dr Shamheed said.
He said that work on N. Maafaru and Sh. Farukolhu airports are yet to begin.
He also informed that the Ministry plans to initiate the development of an airport in Haa Alif Atoll, and that discussions in this…

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