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A new metropolis links up

Economy

A new metropolis links up

The union of six neighbouring islands surround the capital will form the Greater Malé Region, allowing for decongestion in Malé while improving economies...

Luxury resorts turn fantasy into reality amid sector swell

Tourism

Luxury resorts turn fantasy into reality amid sector swell

An underwater villa, sea-side ice rink and overwater salsa floor: Island-resorts are delivering on the wildest of dreams as tourist and resort numbers...

Making a splash for sustainability

Fisheries

Making a splash for sustainability

The world's last true pole-and-line fishing nation, the Maldives' brand of "naturally sustainable" fish is coming to the Middle East.

Dhiraagu connects every school with Wi-Fi

Telecom & IT

Dhiraagu connects every school with Wi-Fi

The Maldives’ top telecom, Dhiraagu is focused on the nation’s large youth segment, which is now being targeted with new services and a nationwide...

Fisheries reel in big catch from Gulf funds

Fisheries

Fisheries reel in big catch from Gulf funds

A portion of a $160m loan from the UAE and Saudi Arabia will fund two new processing factories, as well as ice machines for fishing vessels.

“The first country in South Asia to achieve 100% electricity access”

Energy

“The first country in South Asia to achieve 100% electricity access”

Mohamed Lamaan

Acting Managing Director of FENAKA Corporation

“Immense potential” in warehouse solutions, says top logistics firm

Logistics

“Immense potential” in warehouse solutions, says top logistics firm

Warehousing solutions are in high demand due to an intrinsically challenging geography, says top logistics firm Centurion Group, the first Maldivian...

Greater Malé Industrial Zone spawns new construction and logistics backbone

Industry

Greater Malé Industrial Zone spawns new construction and logistics backbone

Consisting of the two islands of Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi, the Greater Malé Industrial Zone will be the site of the country’s largest industrial...

“Coco Privé is one of two genuine private islands in the Maldives”

Tourism

“Coco Privé is one of two genuine private islands in the Maldives”

Andrew Ashmore

Chief Commercial Officer of Coco Collection Hotels and Resorts

Economy

“There are about 23 new resorts coming up, adding 4,000 beds in total”

“There are about 23 new resorts coming up, adding 4,000 beds in total”

Abdulla Jihad

Vice President of the Republic of the Maldives

Tourism

“The Maldives has become a competition among tourism investors around the globe”

“The Maldives has become a competition among tourism investors around the globe”

Mohamed Haris

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

Tourism

“The Conrad Hilton is the first resort in the Maldives to have an undersea villa”

“The Conrad Hilton is the first resort in the Maldives to have an undersea villa”

Stefano Ruzza

General Manager of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Aviation

“The airport upgrade is the largest investment project that has ever been undertaken in the Maldives”

“The airport upgrade is the largest investment project that has ever been undertaken in the Maldives”

Adil Moosa

Managing Director of the Maldives Airport Company Limited (MACL)

Tourism

“
In luxury tourism, respect for the environment is essential”

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In luxury tourism, respect for the environment is essential”

Jan Tibaldi

General Manager of One&Only Reethi Rah

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“Conrad Maldives opens world’s first undersea residence”

“GMIZL will support the development of the new port at Thilafushi”

Industry

“GMIZL will support the development of the new port at Thilafushi”

Ahmed Nasif

Managing Director of the Greater Malé Industrial Zone Ltd.

“By 2019, we’ll be able to move 10,000 families out of Malé”

Real Estate & Construction

“By 2019, we’ll be able to move 10,000 families out of Malé”

Mohamed Muizzu

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure

“In 2017, we had the lowest fiscal deficit in 10 years, at 2% of GDP”

Finance

“In 2017, we had the lowest fiscal deficit in 10 years, at 2% of GDP”

Ahmed Munawar

Minister of Finance and Treasury of the Maldives

“We crossed over $1b in market capitalization this year”

Finance

“We crossed over $1b in market capitalization this year”

Aushan Latheef

CEO of Maldives Stock Exchange

“The Maldives is the only MSC-certified country that’s exclusively pole and line”

Agriculture & Fisheries

“The Maldives is the only MSC-certified country that’s exclusively pole and line”

Adley Ismail

CEO of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Co. Ltd (MIFCO)

“We hope to have 30% of daily energy demand met by renewables”

Energy

“We hope to have 30% of daily energy demand met by renewables”

Thoriq Ibrahim

Minister of Environment and Energy