President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that three airports will finish development and four airports will begin development this year. He made the remark after inaugurating the domestic airport developed in Faresmaathoda, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Solih noted that airports are currently being developed in the north and south and the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) will complete the development of airports in Alifushi in Raa Atoll, Magoodhoo in Faafu Atoll, and Muli in Meemu Atoll this year. He added that the development of four more airports in Makunudhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Bilehfahi in Shaviyani Atoll, Thulhaadhoo in Baa Atoll, and Vilufushi in Thaa Atoll will begin this year.
Additionally, President Solih said that the development of airports will create new jobs and generate economic activities across the country. He said the projects will raise living standards for residents in the atolls and allow them to earn a living on their islands.