MACL Partners with RDC for Development of Velana International Airport Road Services

PUBLISHED March 18, 2024 | updated March 18, 2024 02:09

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Road Development Corporation (RDC) to undertake the management and development of Velana International Airport Road services.

The agreement was signed by the Managing Director, Brigadier General (Retd) Ali Zuhair, representing the RDC, while MACL CEO and Managing Director Ibrahim Sharif Mohammed signed on behalf of the company.

Under the terms of the agreement, the RDC will oversee the construction, maintenance, and resurfacing of the airport roads, including regular upkeep, pothole repair, building crack restoration, and road marking. Additionally, it encompasses the cleaning of roadside areas, drainage systems, and associated infrastructure, as well as public spaces, walkways, and specified zones following MACL directives, along with the responsible disposal of collected waste.

MACL, the leading airport operator in the Maldives manages the nation's largest international airport in Male’ and is overseen by a President-appointed Board of Directors. Its Corporate Office on Hulhule' Island governs operations. The opening of Male’ International Airport (MIA) in 1981 led to the formation of the Maldives Airports Authority. Recognizing MIA's growth, the government converted the authority into a separate commercial entity on January 1, 1994, which later merged with Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) on August 1, 2000, becoming a limited liability company.

Established by presidential decree in June 2019, the Road Development Corporation (RDC) is a fully state-owned entity tasked with advancing road construction, bridge repair and maintenance, and the development of highways and causeways using both rigid and flexible materials, alongside reinforced landscaping efforts. Within its second year of operation, RDC managed projects exceeding a value of 1 billion.


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