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MPL to resume operations of famed Addu hotel

Fathmath Shaahunaz
22 August 2016, MVT 11:45
MPL’s CEO Mohamed Junaid speaking to reporters on Sunday. MIHAARU PHOTO/MOHAMED SHARUHAAN
Fathmath Shaahunaz
22 August 2016, MVT 11:45

Operations of the famed Dhoogas Hotel in Gan island of Addu atoll will commence within two months after the hotel is awarded to Maldives Ports Limited (MPL), MPL’s CEO Mohamed Junaid said Sunday.

Speaking at the press conference held at MPL, CEO Junaid said, “The tourism minister [Moosa Zameer] gave me the guarantee that [Dhoogas] will be given to MPL.”

Junaid said the reopening of Dhoogas Hotel will not only make the dreams of Addu citizens a reality, but will also create over 200 job opportunities, thus adding to government efforts to increase opportunities for the youth.

“The security of Dhoogas will be handed over to MPL very soon,” stated Junaid.

The CEO further disclosed that MPL is currently discussing to redevelop Dhoogas as a three-star hotel and that the housing ministry has agreed to give the green-light to commence the project as soon as the blueprints are submitted. He announced that the project will be underway as soon as land allocation has been completed.