Borders may open on July 16 says Parliament speaker

Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed has said the borders may re-open on July 16th.

The statement was made during a parliament sitting on Monday during a debate held on a resolution submitted by Central-Hithadhoo constituency MP Ahmed Rasheed. The resolution calls for the Maldives to re-open its boarders to promote the economic activities by declaring corona virus-free zone under the new normal.

However, the speakers highlighted that a date was not yet confirmed on the re-opening of the borders. He also noted that they planned for July 16 but the decision would be finalized by the government on this matter.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has revealed that government may re-open Velana International Airport in July for International Travelers. Even with the remarks from the president

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had, in May, revealed that they are prepared to reopen Velana International Airport to “international travel” in July. However, authorities have not disclosed an exact date for reopening.

Several lawmakers spoke in favor of MP Rasheed resolution which calls up to easing the nationwide public health emergency and to formulate a plan to re-open three regions of the Maldives for economic activities. The law makers also highlighted the importance for health and well-being of the people but must effect the state income.

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