Development of the second runway to be started on Monday night with colorful celebrations!

BY: latheef, 23 Feb 2017

The development of the second runway at Velana International Airport is to be started on Monday night with colorful celebrations.

The MD of MACL Adhil Moosa said that the ceremony will be attended by senior state officials. Adhil said that what we are witnessing today is the capability of a great leader. He said that it is indeed the capability of a visionary leader that enabled Maldivians to develop the airport on their own while previous administrations gave away the airport to foreign entities thinking that it cannot be developed by Maldivians.

Adhil said that while GMR claimed for 1.4 billion dollars, at the Singapore Arbitration center, President Yameen did not stop the developmental work of the airport even during the arbitration period. He said that with the work of President Yameen now the airport is being developed at a scale that was not even planned by GMR.

In addition, Adhil said that MACL had to pay 271 million dollars to GMR and still is able to continue operating the airport in addition to a one billion dollar project. He said that this shows the commercial value of the airport. The second runway of the airport will be completed by the end of next year.

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