During a zoom meeting held today, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Ministry of Tourism and the Island Council of Kelaa in Haa Alifu Atoll to allocate more land from the island to develop tourist establishments such as hotels and guesthouses. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Senior Policy Director of Ministry of Tourism, Mohamed Khussan and Kelaa Council’s President Adam Gufran.
Accordingly, 14 plots of land will be released – 12 plots of land measuring 5,000 square feet and 2 plots of land measuring 10,000 square feet. The Kelaa Council notes that the plots will be open for tender before the end of this month.
Speaking at the ceremony Kelaa Council’s President Adam Gufran highlights that allocating more land from the island for tourism purposes will aid the economic development of the island. Furthermore, it will create additional job opportunities within the island and also expand the health and education system of the island.
On the other hand, the Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom notes that this will result in the development of the entire region as well.