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Maldives opens bid for 21 uninhabited islands under 'Varuvaa'

Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 July 2018, MVT 09:13
The uninhabited island of GDh.Maareha
Fathmath Shaahunaz
23 July 2018, MVT 09:13

Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture on Sunday put up another 21 uninhabited islands for bid under the 'Varuvaa' scheme, which leases islands for agricultural purposes.

In a notice, the ministry stated that the bid forms will be sold at a rate of MVR 20, from July 23 to August 6. The forms will be available from the ministry between 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on official working days.

The ministry will accept processing fees from July August 7 - 9, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

This time, the islands up for bid are from atolls between Haa Alif and Faafu, sans the atolls Baa and Alif Alif:

- Kudafinolhu in Haa Alif Atoll (3.60 hectares)

- Umuraiyfinolhu in Haa Alif Atoll (1.09 hectares)

- Innafushi in Haa Dhaal Atoll (2.25 hectares)

- Kudadhoo in Shaviyani Atoll (3.60 hectares)

- Dhikkuredhoo in Raa Atoll (4 hectares)

- Kalhumanjehuraa in Lhaviyani Atoll (0.70 hectares)

- Ithaafinolhu in Kaafu Atoll (0.24 hectares)

- Kalhahandhihuraa in Alif Dhaal Atoll (1.16 hectares)

- Thunduhuraa in Vaavu Atoll (0.10 hectares)

- Maalhaveli in Meemu Atoll (1.00 hectares)

- Dhihthudi in Meemu Atoll (15.78 hectares)

- Gongaleehuraa in Meemu Atoll (1.00 hectares)

- Seedheehuraa in Meemu Atoll (1.28 hectares)

- Seedheehuraa veligandu in Meemu Atoll (3.00 hectares)

- Kandumoonufushi in Faafu Atoll (0.84 hectares)

- Embulufushi in Faafu Atoll (1.00 hectares)

- Adhangau in Faafu Atoll (1.29 hectares)

- Villingili varufinolhu in Faafu Atoll (0.10 hectares)

- Madivaruhuraa in Faafu Atoll (0.26 hectares)

- Magoodhoo bodufinolhu in Faafu Atoll (0.81 hectares)

- Dhiguvarufinolhu in Faafu Atoll (0.72 hectares)

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