Maldives 2015

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Young republic comes of age

Economy

Young republic comes of age

The Maldives Celebrates 50 years of independence, and achieves remarkable economic development

Chinese dominated tourism sector evolves to offer more choice

Investment

Chinese dominated tourism sector evolves to offer more choice

New island multi-ownership regulation enables diverse scales of investment

“Maldives-China relationship continues to grow stronger.”

Bilateral Relations

“Maldives-China relationship continues to grow stronger.”

DUNYA MAUMOON

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Old friends, new ties

Bilateral Relations

Old friends, new ties

As they renew their historic friendship, the Maldives and China are cooperating on a host of projects, paving the way for large investments

Transformative mega projects fuel Maldives’ future

Tourism

Transformative mega projects fuel Maldives’ future

Five flagship projects serve as pillars for economic transformation

Chinese firms contribute to the international airport expansion

Transport

Chinese firms contribute to the international airport expansion

International airport grows and adapts to increased tourism arrivals

Economy

Long-term partnerships key to unlocking transformative ‘Youth City’

Long-term partnerships key to unlocking transformative ‘Youth City’

A $5 billion investment package that aims to create jobs as youth unemployment rises

Economy

“This government is opening its doors to welcome FDI.”

“This government is opening its doors to welcome FDI.”

MOHAMED SAEED

Minister of Economic Development

Bilateral Relations

“Free visa policy makes it easy to travel.”

“Free visa policy makes it easy to travel.”

MOHAMED FAISAL

Ambassador of Maldives to China

Trade

“Maldives now has a truly competitive business environment.”

“Maldives now has a truly competitive business environment.”

Ahmed Shaheer

Managing Director of State Trading Organization (STO)

Tourism

Step inside one of the world’s most lavish and exclusive resorts

Step inside one of the world’s most lavish and exclusive resorts

Hoteliers at LVMH have built a resort that is redefining what an exclusive, high-end holiday experience in the Maldives means

Energy

“Our main challenge is meeting a rising demand.”

“Our main challenge is meeting a rising demand.”

Abdul Shakoor

Managing Director of Stelco

Tourism

“We like to focus on steady and long-term developments.”

“We like to focus on steady and long-term developments.”

Ahmed Shabeer

Chairman of Sunland Hotels

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“Maldivians are eager to embrace new technologies.”

Telecom

“Maldivians are eager to embrace new technologies.”

Ismail Waheed

Managing Director of Dhiraagu

“I began operations with only $900 back in 1990.”

Tourism

“I began operations with only $900 back in 1990.”

Ahmed Siyam Mohamed

Chairman of Sun Siyam

Luxury, Maldivian Style

Tourism

Luxury, Maldivian Style

THE SUN SIYAM IRU FUSHI

Tourism in the Maldives offers a diverse portfolio of investment

Tourism

Tourism in the Maldives offers a diverse portfolio of investment

A premier capital management firm takes key capital stakes in the Maldives tourism industry

Discover the Maldives on a budget

Tourism

Discover the Maldives on a budget

Affordable tourism is set to increase arrivals after 'guesthouse' policy opens new islands

Marvel at the Maldives’ natural charms

Tourism

Marvel at the Maldives’ natural charms

COCOA ISLAND BY COMO

Understated island chic

Tourism

Understated island chic

COCO BODU HITHI