The government and Dutch Docklands of the Netherlands have today signed an agreement to develop, operate and manage water properties including a convention centre and golf courses in the Maldives. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the President’s Office this afternoon.

Dutch Docklands is a global leader in tailor made floating developments, and the methods and procedures developed by the company for floating developments reduce the impact on underwater life, and minimise the changes to coastal morphology.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Privatisation Committee Mahmood Razi said the government would also seek the assistance of Dutch Docklands to develop similar floating housing units in the Maldives.

President Mohamed Nasheed and Ambassador of Netherlands to the Maldives Mrs Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere attended the ceremony.