Minister of Tourism Moosa Zameer has revealed plans to develop a city hotel under an integrated tourism development project in the southern city of Fuvahmulah.
Speaking at a press conference, the minister said that the President has discussed plans to develop a 500 room city hotel in Fuvahmulah with the relevant authorities.
The Minister said that Fuvahmulah City’s hotel project is a reelection pledge of President Abdulla Yameen. He said that the hotel will be developed in 20 blocks that comprise of a total of 500 rooms. This is a component of the President’s pledge to transform Fuvahmulah into a true city.
Minister Zameer said that the Fuvahmulah City Hotel will commence as soon as the on-going project of Kaashidhoo Tourist Village is completed. Kaashidhoo Tourist Village is an integrated tourism development project that comprises of 60 guesthouses by the Maldives Integrated Tourism Development Corporation (MITDC).
The Fuvahmulah tourism project will cost around MVR 400 million including loan aid, the minister said.
The Minister also said that Fuvahmulah City is a geographically unique location with distinctive flora and fauna, and the island will be portrayed as a touristic “village life”.
The city hotel in Fuvahmulah is also to include convention facilities.