Civil Court orders to grant license to operate tourist hotels in the atolls

Friday, 21 November 2008 21:37

Abdul Hannan of Adh Maamigili has revealed that after spending 6 months in the Civil Court, the court has finally ordered concerned government agency to grant him license to operate a tourist hotel in his own home in Maamigili.

According to Hannan court order was issued on the 13 th of this month. Hannan revealed that he has to take the matter in to the court as he was denied license to operate Tourist Hotel. He said he believed the house constructed on his own property in Maamigili conforms to necessary requirements and that he cannot accept that operation on tourist hotels and guest houses should be restricted to Male’ and Hulhumale’.

Speaking to Miadhu Daily Hannan expressed that he is confident that he will be receiving the license as ordered by the court without further delay. He noted that People’s Majlis had passed a resolution to allow guest house and hotel operation in inhabited islands.

He further said he believed the present government is more concerned with the welfare and economic progress of the people and expressed that the government will not prevent him from continuing his planned tourism venture.

Former tourism minister Dr. Mahmoud Shaugy in an interview given to Miadhu Daily, before his resignation from the government, has expressed that the guest house and tourist hotel operation will be opened to all islands of Maldives with the implementation of the new constitution.


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