Connect with us

Business

Government to auction the lease on 16 islands for 50 years.

Avatar

Published

on

The government of Maldives has set to auction 50-year leases to 16 islands scattered throughout the country.

Reportedly, the express condition for the auction is the construction of a tourist resort on the leased island, to the specifications defined by Ministry of tourism for the respective island.

Some of the factors for a successful bid includes gender parity of staffing and carbon impact of the development. Ali Shinan, the director of the planning section of the Ministry of Tourism was quoted in the Robb Report stating “No buildings can be built above tree height, and the built up area [on any atoll] is capped at 30 percent,” He also stated that no trees can be felled without written permission from his department and that two trees must be planted for one in its place. Infrastructure must be built five meters, or around 16 feet, inward from the vegetation line to preserve the existing environment. Each island listed comes with a minimum number of beds for any resultant resort and an indication for possible land reclamation

While there is no minimum bid for any given site, certain islands are expected to fetch the higher prices such as the islands in Meemu atoll, considering its close proximity to the capital city where the international airport is located. Laamu atoll islands are also expected to do well as each of those islands comes with land reclamation right.

Bidders are instructed to obtain the relevant documents from Ministry of Tourism by 6th June 2021 . A non-refundable fee of $3,250 must be paid by international bidders to receive the documents. Bids are to be placed by 10 am local time on 10th June 2021.

Business

Microsoft’s Windows 11 is officially on the way.

Avatar

Published

on

By

Microsoft has officially announced the next version of Window today, which will be Windows 11. After months of teases and leak, Windows 11 is expected to arrive in the last quarter of this year. Microsoft has promised to make it available as a free upgrade to eligible Windows 10 users and to new PC’s from this year’s holiday.

Microsoft redesigns the user interface for Windows 11, with a centred Start menu and Taskbar. Live tiles are replaced with a grid of icon that can be rearranged and pinned to Start. There are also new Widgets feature that houses things like your calendar, weather, sports leaderboard, and latest news. System Tray also was improved with a new split Notification and Quick Action user interface.

Microsoft’s Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Windows + Devices wrote on Microsoft blog “We’ve simplified the design and user experience to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity. It’s modern, fresh, clean and beautiful. From the new Start button and taskbar to each sound, font and icon, everything was done intentionally to put you in control and bring a sense of calm and ease. We put Start at the center and made it easier to quickly find what you need.”

One of the surprises of the event was Microsoft’s announcement that it will be using Amazon’s Appstore to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Microsoft will be utilizing Intel’s Bridge technology to make Android apps work on Windows 11.

During the closing remarks, Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella said “Windows recognizes that there is no personal computing without personal agency. Personal computing requires choice, and we need to nurture and grow our own agency over computing itself. We want to remove the barriers that too often exist today and provide real choice and connection.”

He laid out his vision for Windows 11 as a “platform for platform creators,” and in doing so, he issued a subtle but nonetheless stinging critique of Apple.

Continue Reading

Business

In Videos: Chinese FM Wang Yi chairs high-level meeting of BRI Asia-Pacific.

MNN

Published

on

By

Continue Reading

Business

E-Learning programme launched by Visit Maldives in the German market

MNN

Published

on

By

Visit Maldives has launched an e-learning programme with FVW Akademie, one of the leading media channels for the travel industry in Germany, targeting the travel trade of the German speaking markets.

The programme which is set to run from June till November 2021 will educate the participants by showcasing the Maldives as a safe destination, information on the products, travel guidelines and the latest updates of the current situation said Visit Maldives.

According to the article published in the official Visit Maldives website, Approximately 400 attendees are expected to take part in the programme. To incentivize participation, Maldives will also set to feature in two monthly newsletters of FVW with a raffle draw sponsored by Nakai Dhiggiri Resort at the end of the programme.

“This campaign with FVW e-learning is in line with Visit Maldives strategy to strengthen the destination brand as well as the focused promotion of individual products and experiences.” Said Visit Maldives

Visit Maldives also participated in the virtual edition of ITB Berlin held this March, and is currently in a year-long campaign with Connoisseur Circle targeting the luxury segment in the German speaking countries.

Continue Reading

Trending