Maldives

Environment key to tourism sustainability in Maldives, VP says

Date of Release: 
Aug 16 2015

Speaking during the sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific, the VP highlighted that since the introduction of tourism in the Maldives in the early 1970’s, the sector has grown to be the cornerstone of the Maldivian economy.

“The sector now accounts for roughly 75% of the GDP when counting both direct and indirect contributions, serving as a link and stimulus to almost every sector of the economy including transport, construction, trade and financial services,” Adeeb explained.

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Borehole drilling for bridge project begins

Date of Release: 
May 20 2015

Technicians have begun drilling boreholes in order to make the necessary amendments before building the bridge that connects Malé to its suburb Hulhumalé.

Chinese technicians had demonstrated the drilling process at an event held in front of the Tsunami monument. Tourism Minister – who also serves as the chair of the Cabinet’s Economic Council – Ahmed Adheeb and other senior government officials had witnessed this.

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Environmental Protection Agency - EIA Documents

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Social and Environmental Impact Assessment: Male International Airport Concession Project

Published Date: 
01/2011

The Government of Maldives (GoM) is implementing a long term Concession Agreement for operation, maintenance, expansion, rehabilitation and modernization of the Male' International Airport (MIA) with private developers under the aviation sector reform program and privatization plan. The proposed modernization project shall be beneficial for the Republic of Maldives since it involves installation of state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities with the aim of upgrading the existing airport to an international level and cater to the future requirements.

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Tourism and the Environment: Case Studies on Goa, India, and the Maldives

Published Date: 
01/1998

The two papers included in this set, presented at an EDI/SAARC Regional Seminar on “Economic Globalization and Environmental Sustainability” in Goa in June 1997, review the impacts of tourism on the environment in the State of Goa, India and in the Republic of the Maldives. Compared with their giant neighboring states, Goa (population 1.2 million) and the Maldives (population 244,000) are small, but blessed among others with local attractions, good beaches and sunshine that draw tourists from near and far.

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EIA Regulations 2011 drafted in the Maldives

Date of Release: 
Oct 19 2011

A new regulations for EIA has been drafted with some minor changes, in this new regulation Environmental Management Plans are introduced as means by which small scale developments that do not require EIA could be undertaken by approving an EMP.

The Regulation awaits approval from other government agencies and Attorney Generals office

For more information: http://epa.gov.mv/

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