Maldives 2016

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Building the dream

Infrastructure

Building the dream

The Maldives is being reimagined, with smart cities and industrial hubs literally rising from the sand and sea.

Women ride rising tide of gender equity

Society

Women ride rising tide of gender equity

More female leaders are in positions of power than ever before, challenging traditional views of the role of women in the Muslim Indian Ocean nation....

GCC “engaged” in Maldivian development

Economy

GCC “engaged” in Maldivian development

Abdullah Hamed

Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait

“Over 40 years of sustained tourism growth”

Tourism

“Over 40 years of sustained tourism growth”

Haris Mohamed

Acting Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

“Creating an Islamic finance capital”

Finance

“Creating an Islamic finance capital”

Abdulla Jihad

Vice President and Former Minister of Finance and Treasury

A business doing leisure

Tourism

A business doing leisure

The private and public sectors are marketing the natural beauty and traditional hospitality of the Maldives to travellers from around the world.

A history of hospitality

Tourism

A history of hospitality

Ahmed Siyam Mohamed

Chairman of Sun Siyam

op-ed

“An ambitious transformative course”

“An ambitious transformative course”

Message from the President of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

Tourism

Sailing towards a 7.5 million tourism horizon

Sailing towards a 7.5 million tourism horizon

Expansion of the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is "top priority," a project necessary to boost arrivals by 6 million in two years....

Infrastructure

Major upgrades gear airport for new heights

Major upgrades gear airport for new heights

Gulf investors solidify their legacy by modernizing the maldives' international airport.

Telecom

A thriving Gulf-Maldivian joint venture

A thriving Gulf-Maldivian joint venture

Ismail Rasheed

CEO and MD of Dhiraagu

Infrastructure

“MRDC has been awarded public projects worth $13 million”

“MRDC has been awarded public  projects worth  $13 million”

Ibrahim Abdul Razzaq Haleem

Managing Director of Maldives Road Development Corporation

Finance

“Privatization with purpose”

“Privatization with purpose”

Ahmed Siraj

Secretary General of Privatization and Corporation Board

Finance

“Inherent demand” propels Islamic finance

“Inherent demand” propels Islamic finance

With a 100-percent Muslim population, the Maldives is seen as a natural location to develop Islamic finance.

The social dimension of the Maldivian sea

Fisheries

The social dimension of the Maldivian sea

The Maldives emphasises social sustainability within its sea policy.

“More than a smart city, Hulhumalé will be  the best place to live  in the Maldives”

Infrastructure

“More than a smart city, Hulhumalé will be the best place to live in the Maldives”

Mohamed Saiman

Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation (HDC)

Sea of opportunity

Fisheries

Sea of opportunity

Policymakers take steps to promote the artisanal and halal-certified fish produce of the Maldives to the gulf region and beyond.

“Our fisheries are small but premium”

Fisheries

“Our fisheries are small but premium”

Dr. Mohamed Shainee

Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture

STELCO eyes floating solar station

Energy

STELCO eyes floating solar station

Abdul Shakoor

Managing Director of State Electric Company (STELCO)

“Maldivian companies conduct 95% of the country’s construction”

Construction

“Maldivian companies conduct 95% of the country’s construction”

Mohamed Ali Janah

Chairman of Hotels and Resort Construction (HRC) and President of the Maldives Association of the Construction Industry