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Jun 08
Over 700,000 tourist arrivals recorded so far in 2022

Ministry of Tourism has revealed over 700,000 tourist arrivals have been recorded so far this year. The statistics from the tourism ministry show 706,468 tourists have visited the Maldives as of June 1, which is a 55% increase compared to the same period last year, and a 6% decrease compared to the same period in […]

Jun 08
STO introduces green concrete

State Trading Organisation (STO) has introduced green concrete to the market as part of the efforts of the Maldives to become carbon-neutral. STO stated that the use of green concrete will pave the way for the construction sector to use more environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. Green concrete was invented in Denmark in 1998 and […]

Jun 08
President inaugurates Astrabon Expo 2022

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has inaugurated the Astrabon Expo 2022, being held from June 7-9 at the Manhattan Business Hotel. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Astrabon Maldives Yoosuf Riffath said that the expo will showcase the various products supplied by the company, which are brought from all over the world including Germany, Spain, and Italy. […]

Jun 08
Largest bulk carrier of MSS makes maiden call at Male’ Port

The largest bulk carrier owned by Maldives State Shipping (MSS) has made her maiden call at the Male’ Port. The bulk carrier, MSS Chrome, was purchased by the national shipping line to import construction materials to the Maldives. MSS Chrome is the largest vessel to bear the Maldivian flag. MSS Chrome made her maiden call […]

Jun 07
Aeroflot to increase flights to the Maldives

Aeroflot, the flag carrier and largest airline in Russia, has decided to increase its flights to the Maldives from June 10. Aeroflot suspended flights between the Maldives and Russia following the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, the airline resumed flights in May. Aeroflot currently operates four flights a week, and the airline will operate […]

Jun 06
Giyas elected as MATATO President

Abdulla Giyas Riyaz has been elected as the President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). He replaces Abdulla Suood as president for the new term. Giyas was elected at MATATO’s annual general meeting (AGM) held on June 4. He had previously served as the president of the association and most […]

May 18
Ooredoo launches special Postpaid for the elderly

Ooredoo Maldives has launched a special Postpaid plan dedicated to the elderly community as part of its activities for the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day. The package was launched by the Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services Aishath Mohamed Didi. During the launch, the minister said Ooredoo’s Senior Citizen Postpaid package is a […]

May 18
HDC to accept 100 people for apprenticeship programme

Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has announced it has opened the opportunity for 100 individuals to participate in its apprenticeship programme. HDC is conducting the six-month apprenticeship programme to give interested individuals the opportunity to study and gain work experience while earning a monthly compensation of USD390. The state-owned company will be training apprentices in 10 […]

May 18
MSS seeking employees for new vessel

Maldives State Shipping (MSS) has revealed it is hiring employees for its new container vessel MSS Graphene. MSS has opened applications for 15 positions, including the position of shipmaster with a monthly salary of USD7,500. The second highest paying position is the chief engineer with a salary of USD6,900 and the third highest paying position […]