13 May 2014, Male’; Minister of Foreign Affairs , Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon made these remarks, attending as Chief Guest, to inaugurate the Regional Consultative Meeting to Finalize the SAARCYouth Charter and Action Plan, held todayat the Traders Hotel.
I. Ihavandhippolhu Integrated Development Project (iHavan)
iHavan is an integrated project designed for the Ihavandhippolhu atoll, the north most atoll of Maldives. The design of the project seeks to capitalize on the location of the atoll, which lies on the seven degree channel through which the main East – West shipping route, connecting South-East Asia and China to the Mid-east and Europe presently runs. The project components include investments in transshipment port facility, airport development, a cruise hub, yacht marina, bunkering services, dock yard, real estate and conventional tourism developments.