Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has said that 14 tourist resorts are scheduled to open in Maldives within this year.
Minister Mausoom was summoned to the Parliament on Monday morning. He was asked by Thimarafushi MP Abdulla Riyaz on whether the government planned to take any action regarding the lack of work on islands leased in the Th. Atoll for resort development. He responded that three islands in Th. Atoll were leased for resort development under the management of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC); Kalhudhiyafushi, Ekurufushi Finolhu, and Olhugiri.
Moreover, Mausoom said that 14 resorts were expected to open this year, but it did not include any resorts in Th. Atoll. However, he did not provide any details regarding the resorts expected to open this year.