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Maafaru International Airport Establishes Border Control System

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Maafaru International Airport has established a border security system. The system installation was completed on 19th August 2020.

Maafaru International Airport has established a border security system. According to the Ministry of Communications, Science, and Technology (MCST), the border security system installation was completed on 19th August 2020. With the installation of this security system at Maafaru International Airport, all international airports and seaports in the Maldives now have border control systems.

According to MCST, the technologically advanced border control system will facilitate ease of travel for tourists visiting the Maldives. The ministry has further revealed that the implementation of the system is a remarkable convenience in terms of the current situation of the Maldives.

Maafaru International Airport located in Noonu Atoll was officially opened on 1st December 2019. Maafaru International Airport is within close proximity to luxury Velaa Private Island Resort and Soneva Jani Maldives Resort. In July 2020, Soneva funded a COVID-19 testing centre at the airport. Likewise, the testing centre was built in just 30 days and offers tourists and locals the ability to get a COVID-19 test result in less than 24 hours.

The facility uses the Roche Lifecycle 96 machine and can process up to 700 tests per day. The centre is operated by ADK Hospitals and funded by Soneva and Velaa. In addition to funding the running of the facility, Soneva and Velaa have also donated 2,500 test kits to the Government in order to help with national preparations against the coronavirus.

The Maafaru International Airport was developed with USD 60 million funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). Consisting of a 2200 meter runway, taxiways, Apron with shoulder and Service roads the airport can accommodate and provide all services to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

Maafaru Airport’s runway is set to be further developed to accommodate Boing 777 twin-jet aircraft. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has approved funding for the project to be further developed.

Feature image by Maldivian via Twitter
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Canareef Resort Maldives Goes Green: Embracing Solar Panels for a Sustainable Future

The Maldives has been moving towards embracing a more sustainable future, and here is Canareef Resort Maldives' contribution!

Canareef Resort Maldives just took a bold move towards embracing a more sustainable future for the resort. The resort has just announced its initiative to install 720 solar panels on the property, marking a significant step in reducing its carbon footprint.

The final installation process for the solar panels is scheduled to be completed within one month. With this, Canareef Resort Maldives will be taking a major step towards environmental stewardship and responsible tourism practices. Upon completion, the solar panels are projected to generate an impressive 400kw of power. This will be a major contribution towards the resort’s energy needs.

This initiative extends beyond the guest area, as the solar panels cover the resort as well. With the solar panels, Canareef Resort Maldives will have a renewable energy source for various operations throughout the resort. In addition to this being a step towards sustainable tourism in the country, this will also integrate sustainability into the guest experience. Upon completion, the solar panels will provide sustainable energy to everything from the accommodation to the recreational facilities as well.

Additionally, the solar panels are also expected to reduce 10% of the fuel consumption at Canareef Resort Maldives.

About Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives is located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. This resort offers guests 271 beach villas, 2 restaurants, and three bars to enjoy. The resort is surrounded by turquoise waters, and 25 different dive spots guests can explore. Additionally, historical sites are abundant and protected areas guests can learn about as well.

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