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Maldives Airports Company Limited to Lease Lounge Spaces at New Seaplane Terminal

new seaplane terminal at Velana International Airport
MACL wishes to lease lounge spaces in the New Seaplane Terminal Building (NSPT) at VIA to the interested parties.

The Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) operating the Velana International Airport (VIA) has opened bidding for lounge spaces at the new seaplane terminal. MACL wishes to lease lounge spaces in the New Seaplane Terminal Building (NSPT) at VIA to the interested parties.

Interested parties have to register in the bidding by an expression of interest by post, fax, or email ( on or before 1100hrs of 23rd September 2020, Wednesday. Likewise, the registering party shall provide their full legal name, address, and contact details in order to be registered. The tender document will be shared with all the registered parties via email upon the registration period ends.

In addition to that, the interested parties need to be a registered seaplane/tour/resort operator. The bid submitting parties shall furnish a Bid Security of USD 10,000 (or its equivalent in MVR) in accordance, with each proposing location. Likewise, an optional site visit will be held on 1100hrs of 28th September 2020, Monday, at VIA for the Registered Parties.

Bids in compliance with the details and requirements stated in the Tender Document have to be submitted in envelopes and be delivered to the address in the Tender Document on or before 1100hrs of 11th October 2020, Sunday. Furthermore, late bids will be rejected. The bid from each bidder will be opened at 1100hrs on 11th October 2020, Sunday, in MACL Corporate Office Building at VIA, in the presence of bidders or their authorized representatives who choose to attend. Evaluation of the bids will be performed after which MACL will deliberate and finalize the award.

The newly constructed seaplane terminal cost the government USD 55 million (MVR 848 million). MACL earlier revealed that the state-of-the-art seaplane terminal will be durable and usable for a period of over 50 years without the need for any major construction-based renovations.

Feature image by Maldives Maldives Airports Company Limited
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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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