The current government aims for citizens to be able to reach from an island to an airport in under 20 minutes as per Minister of Economic Development, Honorable Fayyaz Ismail. He said this at the first day of Maldives Partnership Forum 2019.
He explained that only 5 more airports are required to reach this goal. This would improve the country’s overall transport system along with the ferry services. Some of the construction work for the new airports are already underway and within the next 5 years, the development is estimated to be complete.
The Maldives Partnership Forum is being held from 17-18 June 2019 and is a joint effort by the President’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance. The event is being held at Kurumba Maldives.