Fainu Airport to be developed by Island Aviation

Photo: Mihaaru

Island Aviation Services Ltd (IASL) signed an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism to develop an airport in R. Fainu along with a city hotel project.

The agreement was signed between both parties on the 30th of May; Minister of Tourism Mr. Moosa Zameer signed on behalf of the government whereas Managing Director of IASL Mr. Abdul Haris signed on behalf of the company.

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During the signing ceremony, Mr. Haris stated that along with the city hotel, a medical center, recovery facilities for surgical patients, an aircraft hanger as well as training quarters are included as part of the project. The airport will include a two story building which will facilitate a lounge, cafe and restaurant.

The first phase of the project will focus on the runway and terminal. Haris explained that the EIA report will be completed within a month from the signing. IASL intends on completing the first phase and opening the airport within an year. More than MVR 123 million is being invested in the project.


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