Addu City Council has resolved to create institutions to promote mid-market tourism in concert with local businesses and members of the public in order to expand tourism within the country’s seconds largest urban area.
The president has held meetings with the governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Japan International Cooperation senior vice president, tourism industry leaders, and leading businessmen including the president of the Hitachi Company.
With proceedings said to be concluding this week in Singapore, the government has revealed that the final verdict in the US$1.4billion arbitration case may not be announced for another two months
As well as opposing the mandatory installation of vacancy signs, protesters placards also read ‘Insurance is useless’, ‘Establish equal policies for all land transport’, and ‘Stop enslaving drivers’.
The survey was conducted in March and April showed that a significant percent (31%) of tourists to the Maldives are repeat visitors, while 52 percent of visitors come to the Maldives for its natural environment.
With little fertile land and an over-reliance on imports of staple food, Mohamed Shafeegu of Seagull Maldives argues that the water-based system of agriculture could be the answer to sustainable agriculture in the country.
The Maldives Inland Revenue Authority anticipates that the introduction of GST to telecommunications services – applicable from May 1 – will boost annual government revenue by MVR110 million. Further revenue raising measures are set to be discussed in the Majlis next week.
“First we want to find a solution through dialogue with the government. After that, if we have to, we will go on strike. And we are confident if we go on strike ninety percent of civil servants will support it,” said Civil Service Association President Mohamed Shaugee.
Officials at the Attorney General’s Office told Minivan News that, while they could not confirm the precise dates, representatives of the office working on the case are currently in Singapore.