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MACL invites bids for the operation of a lounge at the new seaplane terminal

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Maldives Airports Company (MACL) has opened a bid to operate a lounge in Velana International Airport’s new seaplane terminal (VIA).

All Maldives-registered resorts, seaplane operators, and tour operators are eligible to operate the lounge. MACL stated that the winning party is free to use the lounge as they see fit.

The deadline for submitting bids is September 27. Those interested must register by September 12th. Along with the bid, a bid security deposit of USD 10,000 or MVR 154,200 must be deposited. The seaplane terminal at VIA cost around USD 55 million (MVR 848 million). The terminal will be available to four operators, according to MACL. The lagoon area can accommodate up to 100 seaplanes at once.

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Treetop hospital giving scholarships to nursing students who finish from Villa College.

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Treetop hospital gives scholarships to nursing students of villa College to finish their coursework.

Treetop hospital announced that they have decided on this scholarship as a way to motivate students to get higher studies in the medical field. Treetop hospital stated that nursing is an important component of the medical field and they want to raise awareness about it and motivate them more. Students who have done nursing diplomas and undergraduate degree courses will be eligible for this scholarship.

The due date to apply for this scholarship is before September 23rd before 17:00. The scholarship is only open for Maldivian students who are not under any other scholarship when applying. Students who are currently studying, or newly joining villa College will also be eligible to apply for the scholarship before the due date.

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HDFC selling 200-million-rufiyaa Sukuk.

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Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) is ready to sell 200-million-rufiyaa Sukuk to get funds for housing-related finance issues.

According to HDFC, it’s been decided that they will sell 1 Sukuk for 1000 rufiyaa. HDFC aims to sell 2 lakh slots of Sukuk. The company will be selling Sukuk worth 2 million rufiyaa, with the persons who buy them to gain 65% profit each month, for 10 years. This is being sold by being registered under the stock exchange.

HDFC noted that Sukuk is being sold so as to expand their services and to conduct investments that fit Islamic sharia laws. This is the 4th time that HDFC is selling Sukuk. HDFC made a profit of 250 million rufiyaa from the previous sales of Sukuk.

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With the help of BML, a new community library established in R. Fainu

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Under the Bank of Maldives community service fund, a new public library has been opened in the R. Fainu community center.

With the help of a non-profit body, Fainu Association for Community Endeavors (FACE), BML has established this library in Fainu community center. BML stated that the reason for this project is to grow the love of literature in locals and to build an education society. There is a computer lab built inside the library as well. BML informed that there are 3 computer systems in the library for students to do homework or research projects if needed.

Speaking about this, FACE organizations president Hussain Waheed noted that this public library and computer lab will benefit students who need help with homework, and other students who are studying online courses, and it will be helpful to find reference materials.

BML’s community fund is open to financially help any non-profit organization or person to complete any project they need to benefit the community of that island.

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