Last night, the President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar inaugurated the Hanimaadhoo International Airport expansion project. The inauguration ceremony was held at Hanimaadhoo Island in Haa Dhaalu Atoll.
The monumental project is the largest and most noteworthy infrastructure development project initiated outside the Male’ region. The expansion is funded through an MVR 2.1 billion loan from the Exim Bank of India and has been contracted to the Indian-based firm JMC Projects.
Speaking at the function, the President noted that the airport expansion project is laying the groundwork for a transformative change to Boduthiladhunmathi, one where economic prosperity is irrefutable. The development of the airport combined with the upgrades ongoing at Kulhudhuffushi Regional Port and the connectivity facilitated through the Raajje Transport Link (RTL) high-speed ferry services will all amount to the demonstration of a perfect model of a thriving economy.