The Vaavu Atoll Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lewini Hotels and Resorts to develop the country’s first floating resort.
Lewini Hotels and Resorts plans to develop a 6,038 sqm resort on a lagoon near Rakeedhoo. The 40-villa resort is expected to be complete within three years. The resort will house five restaurants, and two staff accommodation buildings as well.
The agreement was signed by the President of Vaavu Atoll Council Ali Shujau and Vice President of Lewini Dr. Varisa Limsakul.
The floating resort aims to introduce a new concept for the tourism industry and to bolster the development of the atoll, Vaavu Atoll Council said. The council stated the resort will be developed within 36 months and is expected to increase job opportunities.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Managing Director of Lewini Hotels and Resorts Abdulla Rasheed said that the decision to build a floating resort was made after much consideration and extensive research of similar projects in other countries.
Council president Ali Shujau said that such projects are possible in this age of technology and bringing innovative change will boost both the tourism sector and development of the atoll, and create more job opportunities as well.
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