MVR 79m allocated for new domestic airport projects in 2024
The 2024 state budget includes an allocation of MVR 79.9 million for new projects aimed at developing domestic airports across the nation.
In the MVR 49 billion budget presented to the parliament on Tuesday, a sum of MVR 79 million has been earmarked for the construction of new domestic airports on various islands.
Airport development initiatives are already in progress in different regions, and a budget of MVR 8.3 million has been set aside for these contracted airport projects.
During his presidential campaign, President-elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu promised to construct the first airport in Alif Alif Atoll’s Mathivareri Finolhu and pledged to build another in GDh. Thinadhoo.
Former President Abdulla Yameen had adopted a policy of establishing airports in areas within a 30-minute radius of residential islands. The outgoing government of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih continued to support this policy.
As part of this policy, airports are currently under construction in Sh. Makunudhoo, Sh. Bileiyfahi, B. Thulhaadhoo, F. Magoodgoo, and M. Muli.