TBR BY COUNTRY Maldives 2018

A new metropolis links up
Luxury resorts turn fantasy into reality amid sector swell
Making a splash for sustainability

Tourism

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

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

Andrew Ashmore

Chief Commercial Officer of Coco Collection Hotels and Resorts

Dhiraagu connects every school with Wi-Fi
Fisheries reel in big catch from Gulf funds

Energy

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

“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
Greater Malé Industrial Zone spawns new construction and logistics backbone
Conrad Maldives opens world’s first undersea residence: A photo essay
Jumeirah Vittaveli pushes the boundaries of luxury: A photo essay

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”

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

Jan Tibaldi

General Manager of One&Only Reethi Rah

Industry

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

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

Ahmed Nasif

Managing Director of the Greater Malé Industrial Zone Ltd.

Real Estate & Construction

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

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

Mohamed Muizzu

Minister of Housing and Infrastructure

Finance

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

“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

Finance

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

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

Aushan Latheef

CEO of Maldives Stock Exchange

Agriculture & Fisheries

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

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

Adley Ismail

CEO of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Co. Ltd (MIFCO)

Energy

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

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

Thoriq Ibrahim

Minister of Environment and Energy