5 Lagoons floating islands project begins to take shape in the Maldives

5 Lagoons floating islands project begins to take shape in the Maldives
A unique series of man-made floating islands – called the 5 Lagoons Project – have begun to take shape in Maldives, which will be a series of almost 1,300 islands in the Indian Ocean. The floating islands are part of a joint project that many hope will …
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Maldives ruled out too
Maldives are the latest team, after Laos and Pakistan, to be ruled out of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup, which is set to take place from January 16 to 27. The decision has now left the BFF in an odd circumstance as they now have to sweat over finding a …
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Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal
The Maldives is to back a Chinese-initiated international finance institution to be called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) while ministers have confirmed a free trade agreement is being pursued. At a press conference today, the economic …
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Mega Maldives, successfully braving through every challenge: Minister Nazim

Mega Maldives, successfully braving through every challenge: Minister Nazim
Minister Nazim said that private airlines such as Mega Maldives increasing its operations to other countries, was immensely beneficial to Maldivian tourism industry, with increased opportunity for more tourists to travel into the country. Mega Maldives …
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Maldives declares crisis situation as capital runs out of water after

Maldives declares crisis situation as capital runs out of water after
A state of emergency has been declared in the Indian Ocean state of the Maldives, where the capital has run out of safe drinking water. Authorities declared a "disaster situation" after a fire at a desalination plant on Thursday led to a drinking water …
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Acute Water Shortage Leads to State of Emergency in the Maldives
The Maldives, an Indian Ocean nation comprised of nearly 1,200 islands, would seem an unlikely country to experience a water crisis. Yet it is now facing a state of emergency, after a fire at the sole desalination plant in the capital city of Male …
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Nepal beat Maldives

Nepal beat Maldives
KATHMANDU, DEC 20 – Nepal made strong start to the first South Asian Women's Volleyball Championship crushing Maldives in straight sets in the inaugural match here at the National Sports Council covered hall on Friday. Nepal registered a 25-19, 25-11, …
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Drinking water airlifted to Maldives' capital
India and Sri Lanka have airlifted drinking water to the Maldives after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and stirred unrest on the streets of the islands' capital, Male. India said on Friday it had sent 200 tonnes of drinking …
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Rights Group Decries Judges' Sacking in Maldives
An international rights group on Thursday criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the chief justice, calling it an assault on judicial independence. Parliament in the Indian Ocean nation voted last Sunday to remove Chief …
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Maldives says 'worst is over' in water crisis
Drinking water supplies in the Maldives have improved sharply thanks to foreign assistance, a minister said Wednesday, after a fire at a purification plant left taps dry in the holiday destination's capital. The one-square-mile (two-square-kilometre …
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Rights group condemns removal of Maldives Supreme Court justices

Rights group condemns removal of Maldives Supreme Court justices
[JURIST] The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) [advocacy website] on Thursday condemned [press release] the removal of two Maldives Supreme Court [official website] justices including Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain. The dismissal of the …
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Travel: The Maldives' secret paradise
Banishment Island – real name Makunudhoo – is one of the most isolated islands in the Maldives, so far removed that it does not even get a passing mention in guidebooks. Over the years it has often been used as a place of banishment, a punishment that …
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The blue lagoons of Maldives
I'm trying to remember when I first went to the Maldives. I think it was 1994 or thereabouts. My trip came about almost by accident. I had gone to Trivandrum for an assignment and somebody asked if I had ever been to the Maldives. I said I had never …
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Long queue outside Mega Maldives with mega promo
Hordes of people have been waiting in line outside Mega Maldives since Saturday night after a special promotion was announced in which the private airline cut down Malaysian two-way tickets to an astounding USD 99 (MVR 1,527). Mega Maldives Public …
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