Boahura resort development will not include surf point: Govt
Environmental advocacy groups and surfers in the area have been expressing outrage.
The proposed development of a resort in Boahura, which is adjacent to M. Muli, will not include the surf point in the area, government said Wednesday.
Tourism ministry opened bids for the development of resorts in 15 islands and lagoons, including M. Boahura, one of the most popular destinations in the Maldives. At the same time, environmental advocacy groups and surfers in the area have been expressing outrage.
In response to criticism over the development of a resort in Boahura, the tourism ministry issued a statement Wednesday evening:
The resort development does not include surf point near Boahura
Even if the resort is developed in the island, a site management plan is being prepared so that the public and tourists can use the surf point
A site management plan is being prepared so that such surf points can be used by the general public as well as tourists
According to the ministry, land reclamation will not be allowed.
Was declared a part of Muli in 2016
Muli Council decided the same year to develop the area as a tourism zone
Boahura is one of the islands to be allotted for tourism in 2019